About half of federal government IT professionals believe network data breach vulnerabilities go unresolved for 15 to 30 days and lack knowledge of the susceptibility-detection time gap, a recent Tripwire survey found.

Tripwire, a Portland, Ore.-based security company, said it commissioned market research firm Dimensional Research to poll 763 IT executives from diverse sectors, including 103 federal government respondents, to evaluate confidence in security controls aimed at facilitating cyberattack detection in endpoint devices.

The study discovered almost 80% of federal government participants confident their systems could identify new devices on networks within hours and 73% would detect non-privileged access within hours.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).