Do you remember what happened when Conficker worm attacked multiple government institutions all over the world not so long ago? The reports we were getting at the time were devastating, we were shocked to find out that many of these extremely important institutions were wide open to all sorts of attacks. Nowadays things are not looking any better, Malware Research Group recently did some consulting for a government institution in Europe and we had to change the overall structure of their defense system to prevent disaster.
It is very important that every company (no matter how big), government institution… has a qualified person in this field as installing Antivirus applications on the server is simply not enough. Rules of the game change on daily bases and people who need to counter these threats need to be on top of their game too.