Third of Agency Report Daily Cyber Incidents

Survey: 44% of Agencies Had More Security Incidents in Past Year

By , November 11, 2009.
Third of Agency Report Daily Cyber Incidents

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early one-third of federal agencies report at least one cybersecurity incident each day, with more than half reporting such occurrences weekly, according to a survey released Tuesday of 300 federal information security professionals conducted by CDW-Government, a provider of IT wares.

Among other findings of the survey, which was conducted in September:

CDW-G also asked respondents about the Trusted Internet Connections program, which reduces the number of Internet connections, and nearly half - 47 percent - said the program has reduced the number of connections their respective agencies have to the Internet. Of those that have reduced connections, 82 percent said ithas improved their agency's security posture.

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