IT professionals least prepared for social media leaks, survey says

Federal IT professionals are worried most about organized cybercrime and hack-tivism, but said they were least prepared to cope with social media leaks.

Information Week surveyed 106 managers, contractors and other IT staff. Only a third of respondents said with certainty that they had not had any security breaches within the past three months.

Competiting priorities and tight finances are challenging agencies.

Online Chat: DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of mobile and security technology transformation lead, on April 10, at 1 p.m.

The survey found they were focused on implementing continuous monitoring initiatives, while considering upgrading firewalls and other standard defenses and improving the security of agency-issued mobile devices.

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