Air Force CIO: Cybersecurity is government’s most overlooked & critical weakness

Federal agencies' cyber networks remain at risk and Air Force…

Federal agencies’ cyber networks remain at risk and Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson calls cybersecurity one of the federal government’s most overlooked and critical weaknesses. “This is our Achilles’ heel,” Lt. Gen. Peterson said during a conference Wednesday. “It’s not about a denial-of-service attack; it’s about the information on the network — ensuring it’s accurate, protected and available.”

Peterson explained that he will brief Obama’s transition team on cybersecurity and that the incoming administration is well aware of the threat.

[ Via NextGov ]

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