Survey: Cybersecurity needs must be higher priority

Thursday - 2/24/2011, 3:16pm EST

Cybersecurity needs to be higher on the government's priority list, according to IT security professionals and managers at the federal, state and local level who were surveyed at last week's RSA security conference.

Two-thirds of respondents said that not enough emphasis was placed on cybersecurity, and more than half said that IT security managers should have greater budgetary authority.

The State of Government Information Security survey was conducted by Gov Info Security.

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