Your infrastructure remains attractive, exposed, says Symantec cyberthreat report

Federal Times: Government agencies and critical infrastructure remain attractive to cybercriminals, so security regulations and good business practices must evolve alongside the adversaries, according to a government-specific edition of cybersecurity product developer Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report.

Few governments have an obligation to report data breach incidents, but an assessment of 2016 incidents ranks the public administration sector as the ninth most-targeted sector.

Cyber espionage is nothing new, but cheaper and better ways to create chaos or unravel government and critical structures increase the likelihood of data and phishing, spoofing, or social engineering tactics. Nearly 1.2 million government identities were exposed in 2016, and the frequency and vectors of attack are increasing.

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