Federal cybersecurity report: 74% of agencies at risk


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The latest federal agency cybersecurity risk assessment report reveals that 74 percent of agencies are at risk or high risk. Released in May of this year by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the report uses the following schema to categorize and define risk:

  • High Risk: Key, fundamental cybersecurity policies, processes, and tools are either not in place or not deployed sufficiently.
  • At Risk: Some essential policies, processes, and tools are in place to mitigate overall cybersecurity risk, but significant gaps remain.
  • Managing Risk: The agency institutes required cybersecurity policies, procedures, and tools and actively manages their cybersecurity risks.

Learn more about the report and its implications in this new Duo Blog post by Thu Pham.