Shocking truth: CTOs don’t trust the government to help in the event of a cyberattack

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“It’s become widely accepted policy and practice that the private sector is on their own when it comes to defending against cyberattacks,” said Stephen Boyer, chief technology officer at BitSight, a security ratings firm.

Boyer said he was surprised that even 38% of those surveyed were “somewhat confident” in whether the government could help protect them against cyberattacks. “Given the government’s current relationship with the private sector, they really shouldn’t be,” he said.