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Five Strategies for Countering Cyber Threats

The federal government is out to stop cybercrooks—by reaching victims before they do. Public outreach is one of the best countermeasures against hacking, according to agencies and experts. As cybercrime escalates, “the FBI has arrested hundreds of groups in this space,” says Shawn Henry, the bureau’s former cyber chief. “What about all the intelligence that could have been shared with these victims before they were victims?” Now, the government is trying to arm computer users with the tools and information necessary for the long-term battle against cyber threats.

Here are five key public service efforts under way to strengthen cybersecurity.

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