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SolarWinds Survey Examines Barriers to Federal Tech Adoption; Suaad Sait Comments

A new SolarWinds survey has delved into the barriers facing federal agencies as they adopt new technologies. The survey reveals that 92 percent of respondents acknowledged “significant barriers” that they said hinder the progress of new technology adoption, SolarWinds said Thursday. Information technology professionals cited budget constraint, security and compliance, …

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Survey: ‘Careless’ Insiders Are Top Cybersecurity Threat to DoD

A survey conducted by SolarWinds and Market Connections found that IT security professionals at the Defense Department consider careless insiders as the top potential threat to DoD network security, Defense Systems reported Thursday. Kevin McCaney writes that the majority of survey respondents pointed to insiders who fall prey to phishing attacks, incorrectly use approved …

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Study: Lack of Federal Employee Training on Cybersecurity Hinders Threat Prevention Efforts

Forty-six percent of federal information professionals surveyed by SolarWinds and Market Connections cited insufficient cybersecurity training as a key hurdle in the prevention of insider threats. The research polled 200 IT leaders across civilian, military and intelligence agencies regarding obstacles to federal cybersecurity programs, SolarWinds said Monday. More than half of …

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FMA Survey: Cyber Training Top Priority Among Federal Civilian, Defense Agencies

A new survey from the Fort Meade Alliance indicates that cybersecurity personnel training is a top investment priority for more than 60 percent of federal civilian and defense agencies. Market Connections Inc. conducted the online survey of U.S. federal government information technology policy makers to gauge their awareness of cyber threats, insider threat prevention …

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Paul Mandell: Government CIOs ‘Challenged’ in IT Resource Access

Consero Group has released the results of a survey that indicates half of respondent chief information officers at federal, state and local government agencies find their information technology infrastructures to be insufficient. The 2014 Government IT Data Survey shows that 62 percent of government CIOs also reported lack of resources to execute their …

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SANS’ Tony Sager: Technologies, Workflow, Feedback Loop Key to Continuous Monitoring

A recent SANS Institute survey says that around 30 percent of federal agencies and contractors have not yet adopted the Department of Homeland Security‘s program for continuous diagnostics and mitigation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu reports that the results of the online poll from earlier this year also indicate that while those that …

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