Survey Finds U.S. Government Security Leaders Doubt Ability to Implement Process, Solutions Ahead of 2012 FISMA Deadline

December 14, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Requirements
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In a blow to one of the key cyber-security initiatives advanced by White House leaders, federal IT security professionals admit that efforts to adopt continuous monitoring of security performance lag far behind the Obama administration’s expectations.

Advanced by the White House as a primary national cyber-security initiative, an overwhelming majority of government practitioners now doubt their ability to fully implement continuous monitoring during fiscal 2012, according to a new survey published today by RedSeal Networks and Dimensional Research entitled, “Government Security Practitioner Survey: Countdown to Continuous Monitoring.”

Interviews with 234 IT security professionals at the 2011 7th Annual GFIRST National Conference found that only 28 percent of federal security executives feel their agencies will meet the OMB deadline for continuous monitoring.  Key highlights from the survey include:

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