FEDweek IT

Budget constraints were the most frequently cited obstacle to IT security according to a survey 200 federal “IT decisions makers and influencers” by Market Connections on behalf of SolarWinds, a government IT contractor.

However, 29 percent saying budget constraints are a problem is an improvement over the 40 percent benchmark established the prior year.

Complexity of internal environment and competing priorities together accounted for about 30% of obstacles as well.

The percentage of respondents citing careless and untrained insiders as sources of security threats increased from 42 percent the prior year to 53 percent.