NSA to Senate: ‘3 Steps Should Thwart 80% of Attacks’

Computer systems with proper security and network controls should be able to withstand about 80 percent of known cyberattacks, according to a senior National Security Agency official. Richard Schaeffer Jr., the NSA’s information assurance director, told the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee that three measures in particular are especially effective: “Best practices, proper configurations [and] good network monitoring.” Read the full article. [Government Computer News]

Computer systems with proper security and network controls should be able to withstand about 80 percent of known cyberattacks, according to a senior National Security Agency official. Richard Schaeffer Jr., the NSA’s information assurance director, told the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee that three measures in particular are especially effective: “Best practices, proper configurations [and] good network monitoring.” Read the full article. [Government Computer News]

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