Date Added: Jun 2009
This paper explores what federal organizations can do to apply network security best practices and make the most of security budgets and resources in a changing threat environment. Federal government entities, now more than ever, are seeing an environment where mission-critical applications are at risk of being compromised. Security experts, like the team of researchers at TippingPoint's DVLabs, detect a pronounced trend on the threat landscape. Attacks have moved from the type that generally infect at the network or Operating System (OS) layer toward targeted attacks that focus more and more on specific application vulnerabilities and critical IT and information assets.