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Cybersecurity Emphasis

Government Technology magazine had some year in review items on cybersecurity.

by Eric Holdeman / January 17, 2019

Yes, I'm behind in my professional reading — aren't we all!

Here are some numbers and areas of emphasis when it comes to cybersecurity and the IT departments that support emergency management and other parts of government. 

  • Priority-wise, cybersecurity remains the No. 1 concern for IT directors. 
  • Interestingly, county IT directors rated Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations as their second priority

Cyberstrategies in Use:

  • Ransomware Prevention and Response — 77%
  • Cyberinsurance — 71%
  • Data Encryption Enforcement — 56%
  • Security as a Service — 41%
  • Enterprise Security Operations Center — 35%

Thus, it remains clear that cybersecurity is a significant concern as we enter into 2019.