Digital attackers are increasingly launching sophisticated campaigns in an effort to target U.S. federal agencies and other organizations. Two recent examples demonstrate this reality. These are the SolarWinds supply chain attack and the HAFNIUM Exchange exploit campaign.
The attacks highlight the need for entities in the U.S. government to augment their digital threat actors. One of the ways they can do this is by implementing the Center for Internet Security Critical Security Controls (“CIS Controls”). Indeed, a previous study found that organizations can prevent up to 85% of attacks by adopting the first five controls and 97% of attacks by adopting all 20.
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