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3:50 am, July 22, 2014

As cyber attackers get more sophisticated, so must agencies' protections

Cyber criminals are adjusting so quickly that it's become an "arms race" between them and agency technology officers trying to guard against threats. But simple attacks still happen and can be just as dangerous to agencies. During a recent Federal News Radio panel discussion, Targeting Advanced Threats, officials shared expertise and tactics for protection.

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