US cyber-security 'nearly failing'

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Cyber-security in the US is "nearly failing" and has been given a "must try harder" D+ rating by the Federal government.

The US Office of Management and Budget set forth cyber-security standards in the Federal Security Management Act 2002, encouraging federal agencies to tighten their IT systems.

But government agencies are still not operating in a secure environment and have earned a nearly failing overall rating of D+.

However, as the government works to address these deficiencies, police and other civilian agencies are expected to boost cyber-security spending by 27 per cent over the next five years, according to the latest Input/Output report released today by government analyst Input.

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