Understanding the Cyber Threat
Source: AT&T & NCSA


AT&T and the National Cyber Security Alliance are leading a long-term strategy to increase cybersecurity awareness among elected officials. As part of that effort, we commissioned the Governing Institute—an organization that helps public sector leaders govern more effectively through research, decision support and executive education—to survey 103 state legislators and their staff to understand how lawmakers view their role in this critical issue. The results, published at, show that awareness is growing. A vast majority of respondents said protecting state computer networks is a priority. But the findings also indicate awareness isn’t necessarily turning into action, at least not yet.

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