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How Secure is Your Local Government: 2017

PTI Staff Contact: Dale Bowen, Deputy Executive Director for Program Development, 202-626-2456.

As part of its outreach efforts during Cyber Security Awareness Month, PTI conducted a Quick Poll of local government IT officials on cyber and network security.

  • Lack of awareness by end users/government employees ranks as the #1 concern or frustration of local government IT officials. Financial resources ranks #2
  • 55% of respondents have an enterprise-wide cyber security plan
  • 48% of respondents do not provide comprehensive security and awareness training to end users

PTI has created an infographic highlighting the Quick Poll results.

PTI is also partnering with other organizations to provide articles, checklists, and webinars geared towards city and county elected and appointed leaders - with the intent to promote awareness and share leading practices within the local government community.

This Quick Poll was conducted in September 2017.

( Download this infographic )