via Federal Computer Week
With the WikiLeaks hacks and other threats to cybersecurity present, guarding against cyberattacks has become a significant part of governing – especially because most government agencies have moved to online systems.
As a potential government shutdown comes closer, agencies must face new questions about defining “essential” computer personnel. Cyber threats weren’t as significant during the 1995 furlough as they are today, reports NextGov. The publication adds that agencies need to buck up and be organized.
In late January, government officials, NATO and the European Union banded together in Brussels to formulate a plan to battle cyber bandits, according to Defense Systems.
Leaders there agreed that existing cybersecurity measures were incomplete and decided to fast-track a new plan for cyber incident response.