36% of Government Websites Fail ‘Important’ Security Tests

At least 91 percent of U.S. government websites are failing to perform in at least one key security metric, according to a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

The report analyzed 500 government websites. Two of the metrics looked at were desktop page-load speed and mobile page-load speed. Of the 500 websites, 63 percent of websites passed the test in desktop page-load speed, while only 27 percent passed the test for mobile page-load speed.

Security is a concern , the study said, with only 71 percent passing the Secure Sockets Layer certificates test. Yet, that was a 4 percent improvement from the previous test conducted by ITIF.

Read more about the report on Security Magazine.

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