“When you hear about a cyber breach, you probably wonder if your credit card has been compromised. But that’s it. Unless you are in the security field, a cyberattack can often feel like someone else’s problem. And that feeling is true in the government as well.
Don’t believe it? Check this out: cybersecurity policies are missing from many agency strategic plans. A new Brookings Institute report found only 35 percent of agency objectives contained some IT elements and about 12 percent of objectives were almost entirely IT initiatives. That means the other 65 percent of agencies are passing the cybersecurity buck on to someone else.”