KPMG-(ISC)2 Team to Conduct Federal Cybersecurity Survey; Dan Waddell Comments

cyberKPMG and nonprofit organization (ISC)2 have teamed up to poll government information security leaders on cybersecurity issues within the federal government.

The survey will ask federal executives with data security responsibilities, chief information officers and chief information security officers on how they plan to implement the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, (ISC)2 said Wednesday.

The survey will also include inquiries on federal agencies’ response to the data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, how federal departments prioritize cybersecurity and factors that motivate federal cybersecurity executives to stay in the government.

“As evidenced by the announcement of the new federal CISO position, the federal cyber executive perspective has an increasing role in helping government leaders make complex business decisions,” said Dan Waddell, managing director for North American region at (ISC)2.

The two institutions will incorporate the survey results into “The 2016 State of Cybersecurity from the Federal Cyber Executive Perspective – An (ISC)2 Report.”

(ISC)2 will release the report at its CyberSecureGov training event to be held in Washington on May 19.

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