Speed of cyber revolution leaves feds playing catch-up

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 8:42pm EST

Ronald Marks, senior fellow GWU Homeland Security Policy Institute

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Assessing cyber threats has gotten more difficult — especially as hackers and other bad actors have devised even more ways to break into networks, including federal.

The intelligence community faces particular challenges in the cyber world.

Ronald Marks, a senior fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and a former CIA official, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about what the intelligence community is doing to manage the cyber revolution.

Marks said the government has made great strides recently, citing the standing up U.S. Cyber Command as a positive development. But he also noted how fast cyber has revolutionized government operations, which can leave agencies in a perpetual state of catch-up.

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