Cybersecurity incidents rise even as feds get better

Federal agencies fended off more than 77,000 attacks on government networks last year, 10 percent more than encountered in 2014, according to a new report from the Office of Management and Budget.

The annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) report analyzed the government’s cybersecurity posture between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015, breaking down the number of incidents by category, measuring the progress of new initiatives and offering suggestions to boost information security.

Download: 2015 FISMA Cybersecurity Report to Congress

The relatively small uptick in the number of incidents — compared with a 15 percent increase from 2013 to 2014 — shows the cybersecurity threat continues to grow, even as agencies put new tools in place to

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