A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.
An (ISC)2 survey suggests that a Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency paper backs a government-run board to oversee IT security certifications, a point disputed by the report's author. Where does the truth lie?
"The effort with which an organization can recognize, analyze and respond to an incident will limit the damage and lower the cost of recovery," says Don Weber, former incident response professional at IBM.