Give high-value assets the medieval treatment, federal security leaders say

FedScoop: It might be “very basic and trite,” Rod Turk said Thursday, but “you can’t protect something you don’t know you have.”

The acting CIO of the Department of Commerce was talking specifically about high-value IT assets — the present-day federal versions of what nobility in the Middle Ages might move to a castle keep during times of attack.

Those valuables got extra protection, and “we should be doing the same thing with high-value assets,” Turk said during a panel discussion about critical infrastructure at the Cyberthreat Intelligence Forum presented by FireEye and produced by FedScoop and CyberScoop.

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