Survey highlights need for agencies to find, remediate IT risks more quickly

A majority of federal and state agency executives believe their agencies can detect vulnerabilities in their networks, but many face challenges remediating them.

Fewer than half of agency leaders surveyed are strongly confident their organizations can identify critical risks across the IT environment within a five-day business cycle. And while nearly three in four (72%) respondents said their organizations can determine if software updates and patches have been implemented, only 56% can determine why those updates and patches were not implemented.

These findings are part of a recent study by Scoop News Group, produced for FedScoop and StateScoop and underwritten by Tanium, which aims to gauge the ability of federal and state agencies to assess and manage risks across their IT environments.

Read the full findings in the report “Keeping Ahead of the Risk Curve.”