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Mar
17

Cybersecurity Gaps Exist in Federal Agencies, White House Report Finds

From: Government Technology

The report indicated 30,899 cyberincidents occurred in 2016 that led to the “compromise of information or system functionality”

by Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg News

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The Trump administration released the Office of Management and Budget’s annual report to Congress on federal cyber performance on Friday. Federal agencies weren’t immune to broader trends affecting the general public, as they reported 30,899 “cyber incidents” in fiscal 2016 that led to the “compromise of information or system functionality” to the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, the report disclosed.

“While Federal agencies continued to make progress in strengthening their cyber defenses” last year, “a significant amount of work remains to implement these controls and protect Federal networks and data,” Grant Schneider, the acting U.S. chief information security officer, wrote in a blog post about the report.

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