All Federal Government agencies are under cyber attack. Online threat levels are growing geometrically. Around the globe, information and networks are penetrated by forces that regularly outpace traditional cyber security defenses.
While the usual hackers and criminals remain persistent challenges, the new, next generation threats now come from state-sponsored military and intelligence organizations, terrorists groups, and international crime organizations. Many in the U.S. Military consider cyber security the next battlefield in the war against terrorism.
Cyberspace has become weaponized. No organization is safe and Federal Government agencies have the most to lose because of network interconnectivity that puts all government agencies at risk and the threat to national security is real.
In addition Federal systems are rapidly increasing in complexity, sophistication and interconnectivity. No longer do solitary networks and remote data centers alone require cyber security. Now the interconnectivity of agency networks requires enterprise and architecture solutions that must also include mission partners throughout the Government.