US federal agencies suffer the highest volume of data breaches out of government agencies worldwide and budgets are part of the problem, new research suggests. On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Thales, in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research, revealed the results of a new study into the security practices and effectiveness of government entities. The 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition, suggests that US federal agencies are experiencing a rise in data breaches not only from past years but are also reporting higher rates in comparison to non-US government counterparts. According to the survey, based on the responses of IT professionals working in the federal sector, 57 percent of federal agencies experienced a data breach in the past year, in comparison to only 26 percent of non-US government agencies worldwide.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet