With Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) rising to the top of the threat landscape for government, there is plenty that agencies need to do in order to protect themselves. At the very least, agencies need to focus on what’s really at risk and develop an end-to-end security strategy.
The editorial staff of Federal Technology Insider recently spoke with Michael Fey, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer at McAfee, who discussed this, as well as the following key elements of government cybersecurity:
- APTs are the number one threat because they come in “slow and low” and can quietly wreak havoc on an agency’s network.
- Agencies need an “orchestrated defense strategy,” which protects the network and limits overall exposure at every point in the cyber spectrum.
- The “Riches, Ruins and Regulations” strategy, which focuses on threats that cause financial damage, ruin the mission, as well as regulations that need to be considered.
- In terms of cyber defense, we should shift away from focusing exclusively on the enemy and make mitigating vulnerabilities the priority.
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