SolarWinds Federal Cybersecurity Survey Summary Report 2015

Posted February 04, 2015

In December 2014, Market Connections, a leading government market research provider, in conjunction with SolarWinds conducted its second annual blind survey of 200 IT and IT security decision makers in the federal government, military and intelligence communities in an effort to uncover their most critical IT security challenges and to determine how to make potential security threats visible so IT can confront them. Respondents weighed in on top cybersecurity threat sources, obstacles to threat prevention, necessary tools for threat prevention, and their concerns, investment and policies regarding cybersecurity.

A key finding was that federal IT pros identified careless and untrained insiders as their greatest source of cybersecurity threats - over malicious external sources such as hackers and terrorists - yet disparately reported that malicious external threat sources maintained priority for threat prevention investment. SolarWinds explored cybersecurity policies, processes and threat prevention tools to address this lack of internal threat visibility.

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