BetaNews: 34 percent of US government agencies have had data breaches in the last year

BetaNews: 34 percent of US government agencies have had data breaches in the last year. “According to a new report from systems security specialist Thales e-Security and 451 Research, US federal agencies are facing threats caused by legacy systems, spending and staffing issues. 65 percent have experienced a data breach at some stage in the past with 34 percent having one in the last year. Almost all agencies (96 percent) consider themselves ‘vulnerable’, with half (48 percent) stating they are ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ vulnerable.”