Insider threat represents one of the most vexing problem facing the USG. Executive Order 13587 seeks significant enhancements to address this threat to organizations critical assets-including employees, contractors and business partners. Theft of IP or classified information or PII via stolen credentials is a mounting challenge given the internal networks are often lacking effective security measures. Deployment of a... more »
4.Adopting a Threat-Aware Proactive Defense
How should the government expand beyond its emphasis on perimeter defense and even defense-in-depth, and instead put more relative resources toward combining actionable threat intelligence with robust response and resiliency strategies and architectures that account for the adversary’s point of view?
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While the sharing of information is important, Funding for research into methods for immediate breach awareness the minute they occur is a critical component for detection and mitigation. There is technology available that can spot and identify attempts at intrusion at the source. As we know, i.e. OPM and others had been breached long before there was a discovery of intrusion. Much remains to be accomplished toward... more »