Malware in the Office, in the Sky and on the Phone

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By Richard Adhikari

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and it’s being rung in for federal agencies with a couple of slaps to the head and a kick or two to the shins.

First, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report that stated 24 major federal agencies have inadequate IT security. It also pointed out that security incidents from federal agencies have increased more than 650 percent over the past five years.

Then, President Barack Obama issued an executive order directing federal government agencies to implement structural reforms to, in essence, improve cybersecurity.


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