Getting to know the “enemy with no face” is critical to winning the cyber war. In fact, it’s the tagline from the U.S. Army’s latest cyber warrior recruitment ad. Yet, one of the biggest challenges to doing so is that most organizations have zero visibility into a significant percentage of the endpoints on their network. That’s because they are either not managed (BYOD, guest, and IoT), have disabled or broken agents, or aren’t detected by periodic scans.
Cloud computing has made collecting, storing, and processing data easier and cheaper than ever. Agencies are increasingly leveraging big data to drive actionable insights and improve cyber threat detection. Furthermore, more than 60% of agencies are using big data to reduce costs and operating expenses, writes Information Week.
While we’ve been busy fretting about Ebola and the Islamic State, in 2014 cybersecurity trumped terrorism as the number one threat to the U.S.
Despite investing billions in cybersecurity, federal, state and local agencies are struggling to keep pace with ever-evolving threats.
Let’s take a look at the biggest cybersecurity threats of 2014 (so far) and steps the federal as well as state and local government can take to stop them.
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