The SANS Institute announced today that the Cyber Threat Analysis Division in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the State Department has won the 2011 U.S. National Cyber Cybersecurity Innovation Award for its ground-breaking innovation in rapid identification and removal of targeted malware and national leadership in deep network forensics and reverse engineering.
Even the best defenses are unable to stop the most determined and well-funded opponents; some attacks get through. When they do, security professionals face one of their hardest tasks: finding the malicious code before it causes more damage. Few groups possess all the skills required to do this, but the Cyber Threat Analysis Division in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the State Department has built a good track record in building a team of people skilled in finding, isolating, analyzing, and eliminating malicious code that gets through the defenses.
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