The State of Government Information Security Today

See How Security Pros Assess the State of Government IT Security

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What do government information security practitioners think about the state of government IT security in 2011? To find out, we conducted a survey taken by more than 200 government IT security professionals. Our survey identifies seven hot topics on the minds of government IT security experts:

  1. Leadership: Federal government's commitment to cybersecurity questioned
  2. Vulnerabilities: Self assessment
  3. Rules: Initiatives aimed to make IT safe
  4. Personnel: Skills shortage threatens systems
  5. Beyond Washington: Laws, regulations, guidance
  6. Buck Stops Here: Budget challenges
  7. Cloud Computing: High anxieties

The survey unveils a perception among most federal, state and local government IT security practitioners that the federal government hasn't provided adequate leadership to make IT systems secure over the past two years.

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Survey Results Webinar

Top Experts Discuss Survey's Findings

Our webinar details the survey results, offers an analysis on what they mean and features an audio roundtable discussion with four thought leaders on government IT and IT security, clockwise from top left: Melissa Hathaway, who ran President Obama's cyberspace review; Chris Ipsen, chief information security officer of the state of Nevada; U.S. Cyber Challenge National Director Karen Evans, the federal government's former top IT executive; and Tom Soderstrom, chief technology officer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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