A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity

A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity

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Evidence continues to build showing our information infrastructure is vulnerable to threats not just from nation states but also from individuals and small groups who seek to do us harm or who wish to exploit our weaknesses for personal gain. A critical element of a robust cybersecurity strategy is having the right people at every level to identify, build and staff the defenses and responses. And that is, by many accounts, the area where we are the weakest.Rapid identification and response helps lessen the damage from break-ins and can ... Ensure all default passwords have been changed, administrative passwords are regularly changed, screen locking is active on all client systems and ... Place each user in the appropriate group and (for Windows systems) ensure group policy is administered effectively. 7. Verify backup files have not been corrupted. 8.

Title:A Human Capital Crisis in Cybersecurity
Author:Karen Evans, Franklin Reeder
Publisher:CSIS - 2010-11


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