The federal budget, the president’s State of the Union, and myriad ongoing agency initiatives highlight how dedicated the federal government is to improving cybersecurity in 2016. But before we dive into a new year with new initiatives, it’s important to understand how we got here – what attacks we’ve endured and the progress we’ve made to get to 2016.
2015 was a long year of ups and downs for the federal government. With multiple hacks at OPM, the IRS, and DoD, it seemed that government was being attacked from all sides. But for every attack, federal agencies were swift to deploy countermeasures and the administration also began crafting proactive security plans to safeguard our IT infrastructure. It’s been a long road of setbacks and progress.
To understand this journey, take a walk with us through the Cyber Land of 2015.