It’s a statement that’s true for a lot of industries, but it’s different for the government. These aren’t traditional ransomware attacks, or email phishing scams carried out by people at home trying to make easy money.
Government hacks are calculated. They’re resourceful. People that target the government are often politically motivated and looking to steal specific information. In the most extreme cases, these hackers are state-funded, giving them the time and money they need to ensure their efforts are successful. Hacking is a full-time job for them.
Read about the common day-to-day threats to government online, and what you need to do to make sure your organisation is kept safe, on Information Security Buzz.