Security Hazards Federal Agencies
The CDW Government recently published its 2009 Federal Cyber Security Report, which revealed that the severity and number of IT security events across the Department of Defense and the Federal civilian agencies have remained the same or dramatically grew in the course of 2008.
What's more, almost a third or about 33% of Federal agencies suffer from a hacking or security breach attempt every day.
It identifies the different opportunities for improvement, the steps Federal IT experts are taking to battle against Internet hazards, and the different types of agency-based cyber security dangers.
IT Security Challenges for Federal Agencies
In turn, the civilian agencies consider software problems and independent international online outlaws as their greatest external IT security challenges.
Moreover, internal hazards such as loss of computing devices, lax user authentication protocols, and inappropriate web surfing practices continue to leave these departments susceptible to various cyber attacks and exploits.
However, only half of these respondents agree that they have a sufficient budget to meet their daily IT security requirements.
Because most exploits and online threats root from avoidable end-user mistakes, a whopping eight-two percent of the agencies are going to offer obligatory end-user training sessions on different IT security protocols, rulings, and policies.
About seventy-one percent of them sport intrusion detection and prevention measures, while eight-one percent have a comprehensive Internet firewall suite.