Date Added: Apr 2009
The number of security breaches of federal information systems and cases of improper access to these systems continues to grow at an alarming rate. In fact, federal civilian agencies reported three times more cyber security incidents in 2008 than in 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). And that's just the number of reported incidents; an official at the DHS believes the number may be higher. A quick Internet search reveals the continued pervasiveness of security breaches of federal information systems.