US Agencies Recorded 77,183 Cybersecurity Incidents in 2015, 10 Percent Rise

March 26, 2016

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published its annual cybersecurity report for Congress, as required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.

The 95-page report covers cybersecurity incidents for the period from October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015, and also includes an update on the government’s plans and expenses regarding its IT systems.

Cybersecurity incidents grew 10% in 2015

According to OMB officials, despite recent investments made in the government cybersecurity and IT systems, in 2015, government agencies reported 77,183 cybersecurity incidents, a number that grew 10% from 2014’s value, which was 69,851 incidents.

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