Accession Number:

AD1042583

Title:

Who Should Lead U.S. Cybersecurity Efforts

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC WASHINGTON United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Threats to computer systems, government and commercial networks and even private citizens personal information have exploded in recent years, but the U.S. Government has failed to address these threats adequately. One author has stated that the cyber threatis the most pervasive and pernicious threat facing the country today. The danger is no longer random teenagers looking for thrills by hacking into the local university network, but sophisticated criminal enterprises looking to steal information or money. The same technologies used to attack financial systems can be unleashed on the Nations critical infrastructure. In 2007, several Cabinet Departments including Defense, Homeland Security, and Commerce were hacked and terabytes of information were exfiltrated by unknown agents.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE