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The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

74 per­cent of “cy­ber­se­cu­rity pros” at fed­eral agen­cies say their agency is not com­pletely pre­pared for in­ter­na­tional cy­ber at­tacks.

68 per­cent say they see the most breaches when agency users down­load files.

68 per­cent say their agency is not pre­pared for “em­ploy­ees leak­ing se­cure in­for­ma­tion.”

67 per­cent say their agency is not pre­pared against mal­ware, hack­ers and data theft.

66 per­cent of agency users say se­cu­rity pro­to­cols are “bur­den­some and time con­sum­ing.”

62 per­cent of the cy­ber­se­cu­rity pros en­counter the most breaches when agency users surf the Web.

50 per­cent say they wit­ness a se­cu­rity breach “at least once a week.”

Source: A Mer­italk sur­vey of 100 fed­eral agency, Depart­ment of De­fense and in­tel­li­gence cy­ber­se­cu­rity pro­fes­sion­als and 100 fed­eral sys­tem users con­ducted through­out Au­gust and re­leased Tues­day.

In­side skinny, weighty thoughts to jharper@wash­ing­ton­times.com

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