* This article originally ran on StateScoop on March 12, 2013.
One of the frequent questions we get from state CIOs is about benchmarking:
“How are our cybersecurity efforts stacking up against other states’ initiatives, federal policies, and private-sector implementations?” our customers will ask.
It’s a difficult question to answer, especially considering how vast and varied the efforts of individual state governments and federal departments tend to be. However, thanks to some in-depth analysis from Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), we have a reasonably clear picture of how states and the private sector compare.
Sadly, that comparison isn’t pretty.
Deloitte’s study (presented at NASCIO’s conference in October) shows state...