NextGov: The threat of massive cyberattacks on the U.S. and its allies from unfriendly state actors is growing and federal organizations need to prepare for these attacks now.
Federal agencies, financial institutions and other critical infrastructure can be attacked a number of ways. Denial-of-service attacks can leave critical organizations without service for hours or days. Data corruption or encryption can cause organizations to lose access to their data, potentially for good. Logs and logics tampering can result in false reports that make IT leaders think everything is working properly when in reality, there are system issues.