Cyber Security and Mobility Highest Priorities for Government

Lockheed Martin and its Cyber Security Alliance partners announced the results of a collaborative cyber security survey in a new white paper titled "Cyber Security and Transformational Technologies - Keeping Systems and Data Safe".

The survey found that 85% of government technology decision makers in federal, defense/military and intelligence agencies see cyber security as a high priority and currently have one or more major initiatives underway. This was followed to a lesser degree by mobile computing (39%), cloud computing (26%) and big data (27%).

The white paper describes and ranks the types of security threats agencies face and recommends preparedness strategies to effectively defend against these pressures. Threats include: malware, phishing, data leaks, misuse, hacking, spam, social, insider, cyber espionage, mobile and others.

While most agencies consider themselves "well prepared" to deal with security threats, they continue to invest in other new technologies because mobile device initiatives, cloud computing and big data solutions contribute to more economical and affordable approaches to sharing and storing information when compared to traditional methods that require additional cyber security measures to ensure protection.

"Government's challenge is two-fold, adopting transformational technologies to help reduce operating costs while also keeping systems and data safe. Our Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance partners are keenly focused on collaboration and innovation to provide seamless end-to-end security with affordability in mind," said Rick Johnson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions.

The Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance commissioned government market research firm Market Connections, Inc. to conduct an online survey of U.S. federal government, defense/military and intelligence agency technology decision makers. The survey measured awareness and attitudes about cloud computing, cyber security, mobility and big data topics. Survey results reflect input from respondents in all military branches and a variety of federal, state and local government agencies.

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