Seventy-four percent of security pros said that preventing data theft is a top priority, meaning that it merits a nine or 10 on a 10-point scale. More than half of respondents said that a secure Web strategy, maintaining and upgrading security systems, rolling out fresh cybersecurity protocols and mitigating DoS attacks were each similarly important. But just 40 percent named a user-friendly experience as a top priority.
That apparent imbalance has been a source of frustration within federal agencies. In the polling of end users, 66 percent described their agency's security protocols as burdensome and time-consuming, and just a shade more said that it takes longer to complete certain tasks because of the security roadblocks.
Thirty-one percent of respondents said that they navigate around their agency's security protocols at least once a week.
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