All agencies are fighting cyber-attacks. The FBI Director of Cyber Security believes there are two groups of organizations: those whose systems have been attacked and those who do not know they have been attacked. In the federal space, the velocity and variety of attacks has dramatically increased. With Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), the time it can take to comprise a system ranges from hours to days, yet the time it takes for its discovery averages 6 months. The cyber security solution has shifted from the perimeter (firewall) or how to stop the attacks to how to deal with the attacks after they occur. The emphasis is now on the controls and minimizing what the attacker is doing once he gets in. The cost of the attacks is down time and data loss. With a 200% to 300% increase in attacks on agency’s systems, it is imperative the federal government implements a holistic solution including hardware, software, training and compliance.
Moderator:Tom Temin – Host of The Federal Drive, Federal News Radio
Leo Scanlon, Chief Information Security Officer at the National Archives and Records Administration Ari Baranoff, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge at the Secret Service Lee Vorthman, Chief Information Security Officer at NetApp U.S. Public Sector Aamir Lakhani, Cyber Security and Cyber Counter Intelligence architect for World Wide Technology