If government IT professionals aren’t getting much sleep these days, it’s likely because they’re more worried than ever about catastrophic cyber-security breaches.
In InformationWeek’s 2014 Federal Government IT Priorities Survey, 70% of respondents said that cyber- and information security programs are “extremely important” at their agencies, making IT security the highest government IT priority. Another 24% said IT security is at least fairly important. Only 3% said security is “not important at all.”
The survey also demonstrated that security is intensifying as the top government IT priority. In last year’s survey, 67% of respondents stated that information security is extremely important.