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A Dangerous Cyber Convergence: Persistent Insiders, Evolving Adversaries

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The White House has made cybersecurity a top government-wide priority, and agencies have taken steps to strengthen perimeter defenses, but they are still struggling to manage threat vectors that are evolving faster than they can keep up. In addition to traditional insider threats, federal agencies are struggling to cope with an increasingly sophisticated cyber intrusion technique that blurs the line between insider and external threats: advanced persistent threats (APTs). 

Download this GBC Issue Brief to learn:

  • How insider threat continues to pose cybersecurity challenges to federal agencies
  • How the growth of a cyber black market and an international cyber arms race exacerbates APTs
  • How the conventional approach to federal cybersecurity has been found wanting
  • How agencies can mitigate vulnerabilities by elevating data security
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