The majority of US federal agencies say they feel vulnerable to data threats, a new study has found.
The new Vormetric study, conducted in collaboration with analyst firm 451 Research, is part of a bigger study of around 1,110 senior IT executives worldwide. The report essentially shows opinions of IT security leaders in US federal agencies on data breaches, security planning, and IT security spending. According to the report, skill (44%) and budget (43%) constraints are the primary barriers to the adoption of strong data security. The key findings from the report are:
- More than 60% of federal agencies have suffered a data breach, and nearly 20% have experienced a breach in the last year.
- 90% of federal government organizations feel vulnerable to data threats, and many are planning to increase security spending this year.
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