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Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance

It's no surprise that guarding against cyber threats is a priority for agencies. Data breaches at Homeland Security and a computer threat at the White House are just a few of many recent cyber attacks to hit the federal government. Agency officials say security policies are important but so is employee training. The Fort Meade Alliance surveyed government IT professionals and found more than 60 percent agreed cyber training should be a top priority. Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade Alliance, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the survey.

Tags: Deon Viergutz , DHS , Cybersecurity , Fort Meade Alliance , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , management , Training , workforce

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:50am EST

Encrypted laptops ease VA's concerns about data breaches

Department says 99 percent of laptops now are encrypted. Of the 21 laptops reported stolen or missing in the last two months, all were secured with security software.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Technology , Cybersecurity , Roger Baker , encryption , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:17am EDT