Fergie’s Tech Blog: U.S. Cybersecurity Can Halt 80% of Attacks at Best

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fergie’s tech blog
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
U.S. Cybersecurity Can Halt 80% of Attacks at Best
Kenneth Corbin writes on internetnews.com:

Senior government officials overseeing the nation’s cyber defenses told a Senate panel this morning that agencies are doing more to coordinate their far-ranging efforts, but that even in the best-case scenario, the hackers are often one step ahead.

‘The harder we can make the general network environment, the easier it’s going to be to detect [threats],’ said Richard Schaeffer, director of the National Security Agency’s Information Assurance Directorate. ‘We believe that if one institutes best practices, proper configuration, good network monitoring… a system ought to be able to withstand about 80 percent of the commonly known attacks.’

The Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security convened the hearing to probe the threat of terrorist attacks against the nation’s information and communications systems, though the p”

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