What’s your biggest weakness? What are you most concerned about? These aren’t interview questions meant to stump you, these are questions asked by a recent survey by the 1105 Government Information Group in a survey sponsored by NetApp and ThunderCat Technology titled Emerging cyber threats demand new thinking.
Although no one wants to admit weakness, we found that a broad range of potential threats worry agency officials and they are aware of several weaknesses in responding to those threats.
The top threat, according to the survey, is information loss from data leakage or systems attacks, with 48 percent of respondents saying their agencies were very concerned about it. But at least 40 percent of respondents indicated their agencies were similarly concerned about four other threats. (See chart below).
The good news: Government agencies are eager to strengthen their defenses, both by buying new technologies and educating employees. The survey results show that agency officials, despite tight budgets, remain committed to investment and to adopting emerging cyber strategies.
How do they plan on doing this? Read the full report and watch the on-demand webcast featuring NetApp’s Lee Vorthman and ThunderCat’s Justin Robinson here.