How Governments Reduce Cyber Crime

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Spend the next 5 min in learning how United States Government cyber security software and infrastructure and its' departments protect our nation from cyber threats.

Also get a peek in to some of the world’s best Cybersecurity software vendors such as MicrosoftDarktraceCoronet and more as they safeguard American cybersecurity interests in the next article. 

In this article, we have briefly covered how federal and local governments are protecting networks and data from hackers and ransomware attacks.

United States government is making significant strides in modernization of its' cyber security infrastructure. It is heartening to see that the US organizations are leading the world in buiding their cyber security protection capabilities. Together, they are protecting federal networks, improving the information-sharing between the U.S. government and private industry regarding cyber issues, and strengthening the nation’s ability to respond when incidents arise. 

It is expected that the current and future Congress will seek to foster an improved environment for information-sharing between government and the private sector, particularly regarding threats to, and attacks against, the nation’s critical information infrastructure.  

Importance of FOIA waiver 

The FOIA waiver to share cybersecurity information with the government should promote sharing of information not only among law enforcement agencies, but also between other parts of government, as well as between private-sector entities. Protecting the U.S. against malicious cyber actors requires that the federal government work collaboratively with the private sector. 

Protecting the security of sensitive government cybersecurity software computer installations is the governments' top priority.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) works with other Federal agencies to lead high-impact criminal investigations aimed at disrupting and defeating cybercriminals, to prioritize hiring and training of technical experts, to develop standardized techniques, and to share broadly cybersecurity response best practices and tools.

In coordinating investigations into cyber threats, it also engages the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the DHS, and NSA. 

The NSAs main missions are foreign intelligence and protecting US government systems from intrusion; it also conducts research and training, works with other branches such as Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community, and with industry via its technology transfer program (TTP). The National Joint Cyber Investigations Task Force, organized in 2008, includes members from over 20 agencies across the legal, intelligence, and defense communities. Criminal investigators and network security experts, who have intimate knowledge of the technologies used by malicious actors and the particular vulnerabilities targeted, are working to effectively respond to and investigate cyber incidents. As state governments devise and execute strategies to secure their IT assets and data from cyber threats and other catastrophes, they should also be focused on making those services data resistant. 

Embracing cyber resilience will not only help to make states safer; it may also provide opportunities for states to create integrated, long-term strategies that put them on the road to digital transformation.  

Accordingly, the federal government acts quickly to enhance security and integrity across the software supply chain, with priority given to critical software.  

Removing these contract barriers and increasing the sharing of such threats, incidents, and risks are essential steps for speeding incident deterrence, prevention, and response efforts, and for more effective protections for Agency systems and for the information collected, processed, and maintained by, or for, the Federal Government. 

Author: Sanika is an avid Cyber Security reader and loves to observe upcoming and established Cybersecurity software manufacturing companies. She is currently working with 360Quadrants.

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