Hugh Taylor | journalofcyberpolicy.com
The pandemic has highlighted public-sector cyber leaders’ resilience—but has also called attention to long-standing challenges facing state IT and cybersecurity.
Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) have issued States at risk: The cybersecurity imperative in uncertain times, the 6th edition of the joint biennial report (6th edition). The report notes that the pandemic has highlighted public-sector cyber leaders’ resilience, yet also reveals long-standing challenges facing state IT and cybersecurity. Noting the importance of cybersecurity, it identifies specific challenges including: lack of sufficient and dedicated cybersecurity budget, and inadequate staffing and talent pools. Experts with Gurucul and Point3 Security offer thoughts.