Building a Dynamic Defense Against a Growing Threat
Cyber attackers are no longer limited to hackers trying to expose our secrets. Our growing interconnectivity in cyberspace has led to an unprecedented level of state-sponsored cyber espionage. Nation-states are increasingly seeking to steal a wide range of valuable information, threatening not just our economic security, but our national security as well.
Booz Allen is helping both government and industry meet this challenge by developing the ability to respond to threats as they evolve, and by strengthening their resilience to even the most pernicious cyber attacks.
The Need for Resilience
Traditional cyber defense strategies, such as firewalls and intrusion-detection systems, are no longer enough. Cyber attacks are now so numerous and sophisticated that many will inevitably get through. That means organizations must have cyber resilience – the ability to operate in the face of persistent attacks. Resilience enables the government to continue to provide services to the public, and industry to continue to serve employees and customers while fending off or reacting to cyber attacks.
A Dynamic Defense
Organizations can create cyber resilience by quickly adapting their defensive posture to meet evolving threats – which can change on a daily and even hourly basis. With such a dynamic defense, organizations can be ready for a cyber attack from a criminal group one moment, and from a nation-state the next. A dynamic defense also recognizes that cybersecurity is not just about technology, but about people – because they are so critical to an organization’s ability to protect itself.
Booz Allen is an internationally recognized pioneer in cybersecurity. We help both government and industry achieve cyber resiliency by first analyzing an organization’s current and future threats, and assessing its current ability to withstand cyber attacks. We then help put in place short-term solutions to deal with immediate threats, as well as long-term, holistic approaches that will assure ongoing resilience in networks and overall operations.