[ISN] Is cybersecurity underfunded? Many feds think so

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:03:31 -0600 (CST)

By Kathleen Hickey
March 25, 2010

Ninety-four percent of government and related information technology 
professionals believe federal agencies and networks get attacked every 
day, but 47 percent believe their organization does not have the funding 
it needs to meet its security requirements, according to a poll of FOSE 
attendees at CDW-G's presentation of its November 2009 Federal 
Cybersecurity Report. A further 27 percent were unsure whether they had 
the funding needed to support their cybersecurity efforts.

CDW-G polled the attendees directly on Wednesday. The survey respondents 
came from federal civilian agencies (16 percent), Defense Department( 42 
percent) and state and local government (4 percent). Another 26 percent 
came from industry, and the remaining 12 percent were classed as "other"  
in Wednesday's FOSE session. In all, 50 people were polled. 

The top security issues:

    * Inappropriate employee activity andnetwork use (29 percent).
    * Malware (21 percent).
    * Lost passwords (18 percent).
    * Educating end-users 13 percent.  


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