John Monroe replied to the topic Cybersecurity: This is a job for McGruff the Crime Dog! in the forum Forum Discussions 11 years, 4 months ago
FCW has posted an article from Robert Dix in response to this FCW Challenge debate.
Dix, as you might know, is a former staff director for the House Government Reform Committee’s Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census Subcommittee. He is now a vice president of government affairs at Juniper.
Here is an excerpt of his article:
“It’s been estimated that as many as 80 percent of exploitable vulnerabilities would be mitigated with basic cybersecurity hygiene, such as patching, anti-virus updates, password management, and so on. These simple tasks do not require huge investments or large information technology staffs — but they do require greater awareness and education.
“During last May’s historic speech on cybersecurity, President Barack Obama called for a national public awareness and education campaign as one of 10 short-term action items. Who will lead that effort? Who will be the public face that raises awareness for home users, small business, non-profits, and computer users of all ages to improve their cyber hygiene and raise the bar of protection for all of us?”
You can read the full article at FCW.com.
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