The White House Office of Management and Budget recorded 31,107 information security incidents in fiscal year 2018. The most common attacks to gain access to a user’s login credentials were e-mail/phishing, web-based attack, and brute force entering of username/password combinations. Given this high number of incidents, strong reliance on computers for everyday business, and common attacks that target passwords, information security should be a priority for information technology administrators working in federal agencies.
"Implement Multi-Factor Authentication on All Federal Systems Now,"
Student Papers in Public Policy: Vol. 2
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sppp/vol2/iss1/3