How 18 industries rank on cybersecurity

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Government was ranked third from last in a ranking of 18 major industries based on cybersecurity practices, according to the 2017 U.S. State and Federal Government Cybersecurity Report.

For the report, SecurityScorecard analyzed more than 500 federal, state and local government agencies and compared the combined group to 17 other industries on 10 security risk categories: web applications; network security; leaked credentials; hacker chatter; social engineering; exposed administrative portals; Domain Name System health; patching cadence; endpoint security; and malware presence.

Here is the overall industry ranking.

1. Food

2. Entertainment

3. Retail

4. Information services

5. Financial services

6. Technology

7. Legal

8. Hospitality

9. Nonprofit

10. Manufacturing

11. Transportation

12. Construction

13. Healthcare

14. Energy

15. Pharmaceutical

16. Government

17. Telecommunications

18. Education

Click here to read the full report.

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