Prevention: An Enhanced Approach to Cybersecurity

October 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition, Cybersecurity, Computer Security, Government Agency Operations, Information Security, Homeland Security
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Cyber crime costs the U.S. economy between $500 billion and $1 trillion a year. Cyber attacks on the country’s critical infrastructure jeopardize our national and economic security, and incidents such as the recent cyber breaches at the Democratic National Committee, the Office of Personnel Management, and Sony erode the trust that Americans place in the institutions that support our way of life. This paper addresses these issues and possible courses of action.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter.

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