Cyber security is a priority for the U.S. Government, according to a new study conducted by Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security Alliance partners.
It found that 85 percent of federal technology leaders and decision makers consider it a matter of great importance. The research, featured recently in the Cloud Times, also noted that other priorities include mobile computing at 39 percent, cloud computing at 26 percent, and big data at 27 percent. These government priorities reflect the priorities of midsize companies, companies that face different challenges in making sure these priorities are met.
The study suggested that while government agencies are actively implementing initiatives involving cloud computing, mobile devices, and big data, all of them still pose security risks and challenges.
While 90 percent of government respondents claim they are prepared to deal with most threats; many small and midsize businesses don't take enough precautions. According to an Aztek Technologies article that cites a study earlier this year by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec, they arent prepared to deal with threats.
The governments priority is to find solutions and find ways to secure their data better. It must be a priority or the loss could be detrimental on many levels; monetary loss as well as the loss of confidence from business partners and clients.
Source: Midsize Insider, http://midsizeinsider.com/en-us/article/cyber-security-a-us-government-priori