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Osterman Research Report: How the Pandemic and Elections Have Impacted Government Agency Cybersecurity Concerns and Priorities

<h2>As Government Employees Shift to At-Home Work and Election Day Approaches, Security and IT Decision-Makers Priorities and Concerns are Shifting</h2> <p>This survey and research report reveal what 297 key security and IT leaders across United States federal and state government agencies are up against as they face the double impact of cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Election.</p> <p>The index provides information that anyone involved in securing government systems and data can use to improve the efficacy of their security operations as they enter into the days leading into November 3rd and continue to face the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. Security and IT decision-makers are concerned that bad actors may disrupt their state’s 2020 presidential election operations.</p> <p>Key Findings Reveal:</p> <ul> <li>Shifts in government workforces from in-office to at-home</li> <li>Agencies’ top security concerns</li> <li>Agencies’ shifting security priorities</li> <li>The rise in cyberattacks, threats, and breaches experienced before and after the pandemic</li> </ul> <p><strong>Get the Osterman government cybersecurity decision-makers index.</strong></p>

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