Regardless of what side of the political aisle anyone favors it’s apparent there’s a lot more concern about cyberespionage these days, especially as it might apply to tampering with elections or infiltrating critical infrastructure.
The trouble is that government agencies at any level are not especially well equipped for the task. A report issued this week by the General Accounting Office (GAO), which investigates Federal agencies on behalf of the U.S. Congress, finds that out of 3,000 cybersecurity recommendations made since 2010, there are 1,000 of recommendations that have yet to be addressed.
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.