Data Management

Computer Network Security & Privacy Protection

Date Added: Feb 2010
Format: PDF

The Nation's electronic information infrastructure is vital to the functioning of the Government as well as maintaining the Nation's economy and national security. This infrastructure, however, is under perpetual attack by a variety of sources, from novice hackers to sophisticated groups that seek to gain or deny access to, disrupt, degrade, or destroy the systems and the data contained therein. These threats will likely expand over time as more of the critical infrastructure is connected to the Internet, and malicious cyber activity grows in volume and becomes more sophisticated and targeted, creating ever greater potential for more severe consequences.