States vary on cyber awareness, workforce approaches
Cybersecurity continues to be the top concern of state chief information officers, but Arkansas IT Secretary Jonathan Askins recommended states focus on their defense postures rather than the threats themselves.
“I think people confuse that sometimes, they think they have a culture of information security because they know about all the different threats that are out there, but they can’t tell you what their defense posture is,” Askins said at a conference on Tuesday.
Ransomware attacks, human error and phishing schemes are among the top five risks to cybersecurity today, according to an annual survey published Tuesday by the National Association of Chief Information Officers. Askins said that mandatory executive branch awareness training is his main focus when it comes to building a better culture around cybersecurity in his state.
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