April 09, 2015

White House battles cyberattacks on a daily basis

Featuring Ben FitzGerald

The White House is under attack every day.

Cyber attack.

The methods change, and the suspects range from individual actors to governments like Russia, China,North Korea and Iran.

The goal is basically the same, to penetrate government computers for classified information.

Government networks are probed continually, including the White House, said oneObama administration official, speaking on anonymity to discuss internal security.

The upshot: a constant behind-the-scenes cyber battle between the United States and would-be hackers, some with links to foreign governments. Few offensives are made pubic, though an October breach that may have involved Russia continues to draw media scrutiny, including a CNN story Tuesday.

Reads the full article at USA Today.

  • Ben FitzGerald

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Ben FitzGerald is a partner at Lupa, a private investment firm, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). At Lupa he leads the firm’s inve...