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The Human Factor at the Core of Federal Cybersecurity

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Two years ago, President Obama warned that cyber threats pose one of the most serious security challenges the nation faces. But despite widespread concern for cybersecurity, the current state of cyber defenses across federal agencies remains unclear. New research provides greater insight into this issue and highlights human error and awareness, rather than technical lapses, as the areas of greatest concern.

Download this GBC issue brief to learn:

  • How the human factor pervades the top cyber threats to federal agencies
  • How agency cyber defenses have held up to new and evolving threats threats
  • How personnel management and cyber awareness are essential for achieving holistic federal cybersecurity
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