SC eSymposium: Cyber espionage

April 5, 2012 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Cyber espionage – Those engaging in cyber espionage to steal classified and/or proprietary data from U.S. agencies and other organizations are riding high. Foreign spies, including U.S. allies, are increasingly launching digital assaults against the nation to steal sensitive economic secrets, according to a recent report by the U.S. Office of National Counterintelligence Executive. The theft of this critical information shows that attackers – state-sponsored or not – are enlisting whatever weaknesses in systems they can to steal corporate and government data, often going unnoticed for months. Experts share background on the types of attacks to watch out for and what to do to thwart them. […]