Securing data transmission on government networks

Friday, 17 March 2006, 12:12 AM EST

As government networks are becoming increasingly complex, they are more vulnerable to security breaches. Just like the commercial sector, the federal government has experienced dramatic growth in the number of attacks on information networks. According to CERT, a federally-funded security research institute, security incidents have grown at an annual rate of 94 percent since 2000. With heightened national security concerns, the government recognizes that even random, unclassified data can be re-constituted, allowing sensitive or classified information to be accessed and misused by unauthorized users. This white paper looks at how the government is seeking out best practices for securing mission critical data traversing its networks.

At net-security.bitpipe.com, free registration required.

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