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72% of Government Agencies Hit with Security Incidents

 

72% of Government Agencies Hit with Security Incidents

The cause of the incidents largely fell on human error and employee misuse.

Nearly three out of four government agencies experienced a security issue last year and 100% cite employees as their largest security threat, according to the 2017 IT Risks In Government survey released this week.

Given their concern with employee-related threats, 57% of government agencies say they focus on endpoint security.

The survey also found only 14% of government agencies believe they are well-prepared to defend against IT risks. The areas where survey respondents are willing to invest in include intellectual property protection, 43%; data breaches, 29%; and fraud, 14%.

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