Cybersecurity is consistently one of the most talked-about areas of federal IT. The growing mobility trend has sparked a rapid growth of endpoints that must be secured, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs mean that federal employees could be accessing sensitive data on unsecured devices. However, in order to keep productivity and morale high, IT departments are increasingly allowing users to work on their own devices both in the office and at home.
There is no simple recipe for security, which is why MeriTalk recently surveyed 100 cybersecurity professionals and 100 federal employees about their experiences working with security in government. The results are indicative of noncompliance and a failure to communicate effectively.
Here are some of the most notable statistics from the report, which can be downloaded here:50% of cybersecurity experts say their agency is likely to be a target of a denial-of-service attack in the next 12 months.