Government security incidents up dramatically

According to a recent report (PDF) from the US Government Accountability Office, the number of security incidents reported by government agencies has increased dramatically over the past few years. Here's a graph from this report that shows the recent trend.

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Some of this trend can probably be explained as being caused by better reporting of incidents, but I doubt that all of it can. It certainly looks to me like the government needs to learn a lesson or two from the private sector when it comes to information security.

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