Until these deficiencies are fully addressed, a GAO audit reveals, increased risk exists to unauthorized access to sensitive data and programs and disruption of critical operations on managing the federal debt.
One problem tracking IT security employment is the dearth of information. Even the most trustworthy organization in collecting employment data, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, furnishes infosec data it cautions aren't reliable.
The cost of a data breach is down, say the latest Ponemon Institute study. But as the Global Payments breach shows, organizations still have many reasons to be concerned, says researcher Larry Ponemon.