GAO says U.S. agencies unprepared to fight cyberthreats

Friday, 17 June 2005, 2:54 AM EST

A majority of federal agencies appear to be unprepared to deal with emerging information security threats such as spyware, phishing and spam, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Adding to the problem is a lack of guidance on what exactly government agencies need to report when it comes to these threats, as well as how and to whom they should report such incidents.

By Jaikumar Vijayan at Computerworld.

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