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IDG Contributor Network: Federal agencies continue to be lost fighting cyber threats

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 5, 2016.

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    It is no secret that hostile cyber actors are targeting every organization and institution in the public and private sectors, and the government is no exception. These disruptive activities have plagued the government for several years uncovering security deficiencies that have challenged network defenders protecting large enterprise networks.

    Further complicating matters are not only the variety of actors seeking to gain unauthorized access into systems, but their continued overlap of tools and operations. Indeed, the increased convergence of the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) demonstrated by nation state actors, cyber criminals, hacktivists, and non-state “for-hire groups” against federal agencies will continue to prove challenging in identifying who the actors are and in those cases where appropriate, for whom they may be working.

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