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Hackers’ little helpers: employees with bad ‘cyber-hygiene’

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Governments are starting to realize that cybersecurity isn’t just the responsibility of the IT department

By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene | Governing

On this year’s list of top 10 policy and technology priorities, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) named cybersecurity No. 1.

When people think about cybersecurity, they often focus on the vulnerabilities of hardware and software systems. For example, as Governing reported in late July, “several local governments across the U.S. are using a Russian brand of security software that the federal government fears could be leveraged by the foreign country for cyberespionage.”

But, as Rajiv Das, chief security officer for the state of Michigan explains: “There are two aspects to cybersecurity: One is the systems side, and the other is the human side.”

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