Agencies with strong IT controls are better prepared for security threats and are better able to manage risk.
“Our survey shows that public sector IT pros are burdened by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, challenged by the need to secure data in the midst of modernization and cloud migration efforts, and required to train employees who are unknowingly introducing vulnerabilities into government systems,” said Mav Turner, senior director of product strategy, SolarWinds. “These are Herculean tasks for teams with limited resources.”
Over half of respondents (52 percent) indicate that regulations and mandates posed more of a challenge to managing risk.
Compliance and risk management do not go hand-in-hand.
Technology upgrades, cloud migration and network modernization contribute to risk management challenges.
Careless or untrained insiders and foreign governments are noted as the largest sources of security threats at federal agencies.
High-performing agencies with excellent IT controls experience fewer cyberthreats, a faster response time, and more positive results from IT modernization initiatives.
“An important message in this year’s report is that government agencies need to develop strong IT controls,” said Joe Kim, EVP, Engineering and Global CTO. “Agencies that have adopted these practices see more benefits from their technology investments, are better prepared for security threats, and more successful managing risk during modernization projects.”
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