Helping Defend the Government Web Infrastructure

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Executive Summary

The new administration is dedicated to providing technology leadership including rolling out more online services to citizens. New CIO and CTO positions and other initiatives laid down by President Obama are truly commendable and are bound to produce positive results. Unfortunately Web's openness also attracts more threats and attacks against infrastructure. With over 75% of attacks happening through the Web sites, it's critical that the government agencies are prepared to defend their information assets appropriately. Hackers are not relenting. Whether it's politically motivated and funded attacks like the ones it saw around July 4 from North Korea, or financially motivated attacks from Russia, Ukraine, China, and other countries, it is seeing a continuous stream of attacks.

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