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

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Ben FitzGerald was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. In this capacity, Mr. FitzGerald led CNAS efforts to explore...