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2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: U.S. Federal Edition

2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report: U.S. Federal Edition

The past few years have subjected the U.S. economy to a seemingly endless chain of well-publicized data breaches that have left few Americans confident that U.S. organizations are doing enough to ensure the safety of their digitally stored personal information.

The past few years have subjected the U.S. economy to a seemingly endless chain of well-publicized data breaches that have left few Americans confident that U.S. organizations are doing enough to ensure the safety of their digitally stored personal information. The Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) recently outlined by President Barack Obama acknowledges some of the current weaknesses in our national digital infrastructure and contains several proposals to help reduce our overall vulnerability to cyber threats, including $3bn in new funding, the creation of a federal CISO role, plans to recruit new cybersecurity talent and increased information sharing with the private sector. Regardless of the timing, appropriateness and ultimate effectiveness of the proposals outlined in CNAP, the plan highlights the growing awareness that as a nation, we need to do more to help increase our overall preparedness to meet the security threats presented by a new world order filled with cyber-criminals, nation-states, hacktivists and cyberterrorists.

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