Who Should Be Scared of Cybersecurity Breaches?
Allan Holmes thinks it's extremely worrying that a survey shows gaps between how worried some agency leaders are about cybersecurity issues, and how worried rank-and-file employees in their agencies are. He says it's a sign that leaders are ignoring the concerns folks who actually do the sweat work on systems have developed as a result of their direct engagement with the issues. But could it just be that the federal government has just done a really good job of impressing on employees that cybersecurity is extremely important? And that the employees whose jobs would be most on the line if there was a breach or other security failure are, justifiably, more nervous about such an occurrence than their leaders, who probably wouldn't be sacked over a single incident?