2017 State of Cybersecurity - Federal Focus
Between 2006 and 2015, the number of cyberattacks against government agencies climbed 1,300 percent – from 5,500 to over 77,000 a year. The DoD thwarted 30 million malicious cybersecurity intrusions in 2015 alone.
This onslaught of data breaches over the past decade, fueled by a dramatic rise in insider-related incidents, has been met with record cybersecurity investments. But is continuing to increase cybersecurity spend really the answer?
The security industry has clearly reached a tipping point. Only by taking a human-centric approach to security can we better understand, manage and mitigate risk to the federal government and our critical infrastructure.
The 2017 State of Cybersecurity report includes an in-depth look into:
- How gaining visibility and the ability to understand the context behind user actions can prevent damaging breaches (intentional and unintentional)
- The grouping of insiders into three types — accidental, compromised and malicious
- Factors that help provide the intent behind behavior, including security awareness, attention to detail, fatigue, job satisfaction and more