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The State Of Cyber Security

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  • 1. What progress hasyour agency madetowards a ContinuousMonitoring solution?What technologies createthe most security gaps?70%ContinuousMonitoring25%FISMA 2.05%ExecutiveOrder32%ConfidentIn None5%ConfidentIn AllHow confident areyou in your agencyssecurity posture?What mandate has themost influencetowards cyber securityfor your agency?7%Low Priority38%MediumPriority5%Not at All Confident55%High Priority20%Low Confidence25%Indifferent or Unsure45%Confident5%Very ConfidentWhat is your biggestobstacle towardscyber securityimplementation?42%Personnel &Training Issues18%Lack of Tools9%Poor Visibilityinto EnterpriseOutdated and/orLack of Guidance31%69%NIST10%NSA17%DHS SANS 20CriticalControls4%Where do you lookfor guidance onsecurity controlsimplementation?In place already38%Planning process30%InformationGathering9%Not Sure23%How often does youragency provide securityawareness information? 4%Never15%Quarterly31%Annually20%Monthly30%WeeklyUnderwritten by Produced byTweet @symantecgovWhere would yourank cyber securityamong your currentIT initiatives?36%Mobile23%CloudComputing4%Virtualizationwww.symantec.com/publicsector_usTHE NUMBERS ARE IN:Over 200 governmentemployees participated in arecent poll on their agencyscurrent cyber priorities andchallenges, and where theirconfidence lies onmaintaining a healthy cybersecurity posture.What is your agencys stateof cyber security?Over 50% consider cyber security a high priority amongst theiragency’s current IT initiatives.50% are confident in their IT department’s ability to managesecurity threats. Only 5% were not at all confident in their ITdepartment’s abilities.The majority of respondents noted that when it comes to emergingtechnologies, mobile posed the most concern, though manyemployees have concerns in all aspects of these technologies.We asked respondents what would have the most impact ontheir cyber posture in the future, and over two-thirds said itwould be continuous monitoring. 69% of respondents arelooking to NIST for guidance to implement security controls.More than half listed personnel and training issues as a majorobstacle. A healthy cyber posture must consist of the righttechnology, people and processes, and investments must bemade in all areas.Key Insights from the SurveyCYBER SECURITYThe State of

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