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DHS chief sees cyber threats every day

October 5, 2017

Via: FCW

To defend and protect cyberspace going forward, government and the private sector both must improve their information sharing and workforce development to handle increasing threats, said the head of the Department of Homeland Security.

As essential services become ever more reliant on data and the digital space, “you are right to worry” about ever-present cyber threats, said Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke at the Oct. 4 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Summit.

“There’s not a day goes by where there isn’t a cyber report as part of that daily intelligence briefing,” she said, adding that nation states, criminal organizations as well as individual capabilities “increase in frequency, scale, sophistication and impact,” evidenced by the recent WannaCry and Petya attacks.

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