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NSA’s Richard Ledgett: Threat Declassification Needed to Curb Cyber Attacks

Rick Ledgett
Rick Ledgett

Richard Ledgett, deputy director at the National Security Agency, believes that intelligence agencies should disclose more cyber attacks in order to raise awareness of the threat, Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

Colin Clark writes NSA analysts have disclosed that classification of security breaches by foreign hackers prevents them from alerting other organizations and getting help from industry.

The Pentagon launched an initiative to exchange threat information with the private sector, but the program leaves out a majority of enterprises without access to classified data, according to Clark’s article.

Tom Cole, a FireEye vice president, said the company monitors 1 million web portals that contain malicious software as well as tracks 300 threat groups, according to Breaking Defense.

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