Tensions may be slightly calmer between the United States and Iran, but in the cyber world the stakes are always high between the two countries.
Heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran last month kept agencies on high alert over the threat of an Iranian cyber-attack. But even as those tensions cool, cybersecurity officials have warned agencies to remain vigilant.
Greg Wilshusen, the director of information security issues at GAO, said barriers still stand in the way of agencies sharing cyber threat information with each other and with their partners in the private sector.
Scott Algier, the executive director of the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), said cyber threat intelligence is a useful tool for agencies and industry leadership once they’re on the same page about what it entails.
Less than a year out from the 2020 election, state and local election security officials are gearing up to defend against cyber threats.
Agencies and private-sector companies invest considerable resources defending themselves against external cyber threats, but insider threats pose just as great a threat to these organizations if they don’t have a strategy in place to defend against them.
SBA has leveraged data analytics tools to build out a cybersecurity dashboard that provides an around-the-clock look at every agency device that’s connected to its network.