Cybersecurity incidents have increased 782% from 2006-2012

Whether fighting fraud, waste, and abuse of Federal funds, or facing cybersecurity threats to daily operations, government enterprises continue to focus on cost-effective ways to protect their information environments from unauthorized access. The threats dominate agency concerns for resource protection, from enterprise-class fraud schemes to cyber espionage and sabotage. The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently reported that the number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team has increased 782 percent from 2006 to 2012. Given that agencies must conduct their business within this environment, how can government professionals recognize specific vulnerabilities and how their agencies may be targeted for attack? How do cyber-savvy professionals defend Federal funds, intellectual property, and computer networks from criminals and adversarial nation states?

This lively program features the author of Cyberwar Will Not Take Place, Thomas Rid, who will address how to focus on the significant problems of fraud and cyber defense and possible countermeasures. Hear from industry experts who will share insights into specific programs focused on limiting the misuse of government funds and information assets, including protection techniques and deterrents to cyber-criminal behavior.

Topics covered included:

  • Effective methods for integrating identity verification, network access management, and data protection
  • Agency experience with fraud detection and mitigation in today’s threat environment
  • Strategies to identify network and data vulnerabilities to limit leakage, loss, and disclosure
  • How to become a more cyber-savvy IT professional
  • Common sense approaches to defend against economic and intellectual cyber espionage
  • Perspectives on available countermeasures and technologies used to thwart cybercrime
  • How our connected world has increased our individual and organizational attack surfaces—and what to do about it

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