What's behind the sharp rise in projected spending? Increased reliance on the Internet, networked systems and connectivity creates opportunities for cyber attackers to disrupt government operations, market researcher Input says.
"The first question they are going to ask the external provider is: 'What kind of procedures will you follow for physically securing the servers, for assuring the authenticity of the log-in, for security of the data during transit to and from your site?'" IBM's Dave McQueeney says.
The evolution of IT security requires human ingenuity. Machines are fast but dumb, yet using human brainpower can help reject quickly harmful traffic aimed to damage critical IT systems, says Phyllis Schneck, McAfee CTO/public sector.