Threats With Malware Protection Policy Essay

1019 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
MEMORANDUM To: Federal Government Agencies Directors/ Employees
From: Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)
Date: September 30, 2016 Subject Malware Protection Policy

Introduction Not until, recently, the “boundary” between government workplace and the internet were “trusted”, while anything outside of it was “untrusted”. State and federal government agencies are at an increased risk of cyber security attacks. Dozens of federal agencies experienced system breaches in the last few years affecting millions of employees. Despite the increase of cybersecurity threats with Malware being number one threat to government systems, information, and national security, the public sector is still struggling with outdated information technology infrastructure and lax policies. The Office of the Chief Technology Officer proposes four major policy goals to serve as the guiding principle to combat cybercrime. These include: managing and protecting central infrastructure security, risk management and mitigating potential threats, managing intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) and Implementing Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Email Security. While, these guiding principles serve as the road map, non-technical employees have critical role to prevent cyber-attacks, security breaches and the loss of valuable information. Managing…

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