Training as Top Concern for Government

From The Business Monthly | November 4, 2014

A survey of government information technology (IT) professionals finds that training to prevent cybersecurity threats is an investment priority for more than 60% of federal civilian and defense/military organizations.

On that note, the Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) cybersecurity survey outlines recent findings below.

  • Almost 70% of government IT decisionmakers agree that end users are aware of agency security policies, yet lack of training is considered an obstacle to preventing cyberthreats by about one-third of survey respondents.
  • Employee training is among the top investment priorities for prevention of insider threats.
  • Employee training is a significantly higher investment priority for defense agencies, compared with their civilian counterparts.

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