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Federal Agencies Lack Confidence In Records And Information Management Practices

May 19, 2015

From HS Today | May 18, 2015 Although federal agencies have made great strides in modernizing their records management programs and practices in recent years, the changes have been slow and key federal managers still lack confidence in their agency’s records management practices, according to a new survey from Iron Mountain Incorporated, a leading provider of storage and information management services. Read the full article. Read more

Federal Agencies Struggling with Network Security Gaps, Survey Finds

May 1, 2015

From HS Today | May 1, 2015 Although federal agencies are increasingly prioritizing security and prevention, a number of challenges—including budget constraints, limited resources, and complexity—have left the agencies’ networks vulnerable to security breaches. A recent survey of 200 federal government IT decision makers by government research firm, Market Connections, and network solutions provider Brocade, revealed that just 26 percent of agencies feel data on their networks is fully protected. Read the full article. Read more

Feds Are Ignoring Insider Threats To Cybersecurity, New Survey Reveals

January 30, 2015

From DTL Technically Speaking | January 30, 2015 One of the biggest threats to the security of government data and systems doesn’t come from rogue hackers or nations, it comes from within. As we revealed in The 4 Biggest Cybersecurity Threats of 2014, the careless and untrained government employees represent the top source of security threats to federal agencies. A recent survey of federal IT professionals by DLT partner, SolarWinds, in conjunction with Market Connections corroborated what we found and reveals that it’s getting worse. Read the full article. Read more

93 Percent of U.S. Organizations Are Vulnerable to Insider Threats

January 29, 2015

From eSecurity Planet | January 29, 2015 According to Vormetric’s 2015 Insider Threat Report, which is based on a survey recently conducted by Harris Poll, fully 93 percent of U.S. IT decision makers feel their organizations are somewhat or more vulnerable to insider threats. The survey also found that preventing a data breach is the highest or second highest priority for IT security spending for 54 percent of respondents’ organizations, and that 59 percent of U.S. respondents believe privileged users pose the greatest threat to their organizations. Read the full article. Read more

Blog: Insider Threat to Systems Growing

January 29, 2015

From Signal | January 29, 2015 A survey of 200 federal government, military and intelligence information technology and information technology security professionals shows that staff members pose a larger threat to computer systems than external threats. Respondents also noted that while most agencies increased their investment in addressing malicious external threats during the past two years, less than half added funding to address malicious or accidental insider threats. In some cases, investments in battling insider threats have decreased. In the U.S. Defense Department, 55 percent of the survey participants identified careless and untrained insiders as the greatest source of IT security threats ... Read more

The Accidental Hackers: Insiders Pose the Top Threat to DOD Networks

January 29, 2015

From Defense Systems | January 29, 2015 IT security pros in the military are keenly aware of the threats posed by cyber spies and hackers, but what worries them most are the people on their own side. A recent survey of Defense Department IT professionals found that 55 percent said careless and untrained insiders are the greatest source of threats to their agencies’ IT security. And while 66 percent said malicious insider threats could be as damaging or more than external attacks, 56 percent also said the damage done by careless insiders could be just as bad those caused by ... Read more

Beware the Unwitting Insider Threat

January 29, 2015

From Next Gov | January 29, 2015 Rank-and-file federal employees and contractors unwilling to “embrace ‘The Suck’ of security” may be the biggest threat posed to securing federal agency networks. “Accidental or careless” insiders — employees who click on dubious email attachments, plug in unsecured storage devices or leave laptops unsecured, among other lapses in basic cyber hygiene — unwittingly open the door to hackers and other malicious actors. Read the full article. Read more

Accidental Breach is Top Cyber Threat Concern

January 28, 2015

From Federal Computer Week | January 28, 2015 What: “SolarWinds Federal Cybersecurity Survey 2015” Why: Don’t discount bumbling when it comes to federal agency cybersecurity breaches, says a new survey of government IT managers. A study by software management provider SolarWinds found that careless and untrained federal users are the greatest source of cybersecurity threats, topping hackers and terrorists. Read the full article. Read more

Study: Lack of Federal Employee Training on Cybersecurity Hinders Threat Prevention Efforts

January 27, 2015

From Exec Gov | January 27, 2015 Forty-six percent of federal information professionals surveyed by SolarWinds and Market Connections cited insufficient cybersecurity training as a key hurdle in the prevention of insider threats. The research polled 200 IT leaders across civilian, military and intelligence agencies regarding obstacles to federal cybersecurity programs, SolarWinds said Monday. More than half of respondents said careless and untrained computer users are the greatest source of malicious threats in their organizations. Read the full article. Read more

Survey: Insider threat fears not reflected in spending

January 27, 2015

From Federal Times | January 27, 2015 A survey of 200 federal IT managers and decision makers showed data breaches due to careless and untrained insiders is the top cybersecurity concern, but that is not reflected in their spending. External threats still get the lion’s share of investment The perceived threat from careless or untrained insiders — employees or contractors with access — was a major cause of concern for 53 percent of respondents to a survey conducted by SolarWinds and Market Connections. The figure is up from 42 percent at the same time last year and the leading threat identified in ... Read more

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