U.S. government: number of cyber security incidents 2018, by attack vector

This statistic presents the number of cyber attacks directed against the U.S. government in FY 2017 by attack vector. During the reported period, the U.S. government encountered 7,328 e-mail or phishing attacks. CFO Act agencies accounted for the majority of cyber attacks.

Number of reported cyber attacks directed against the U.S. government in FY 2018, by attack vector

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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

FY 2018

Special properties

agency-reported incidents; US-CERT incidents

Supplementary notes

CFO Act agencies are those agencies designated in the CFO Act (with the addition of DHS and minus the Federal Emergency Management Agency). In practice, the CFO Act agencies are the 24 largest Federal agencies in terms of budget; the 23 civilian CFO Act agencies are the CFO Act agencies minus the Department of Defense.

US-CERT is a division within DHS charged with responding to major information security incidents

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