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EDA's overreaction to cyber attack highlights every agency's challenge

The Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration spent almost $3 million to remediate a cyber attack that really didn't happen. Commerce's inspector general found the attack infected only two outgoing email servers and not more than half of EDA's systems. Two cybersecurity experts say other agencies can learn from EDA's year-long unnecessary and expensive recovery.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Commerce Department , Economic Development Administration , Joseph Beal , CCSI , Venu Ayala , oversight , Jason Miller

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