FBI Director James Comey said the bureau has put anti-cybercrime efforts on its list of priorities in an environment he says contains fast-growing online terror threats, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday.
Sara Castellanos writes the agency chief discussed plans of hiring a host of technical professionals and specialists as part of the FBI’s anti-cyber terror initiative.
“All of us have connected our entire lives to the Internet… anybody who will hurt us, that is where they will come,” Comey was quoted as telling reporters during a visit to the FBI’s Boston Field Office earlier this week.
The Boston visit is part of a 56-stop tour of all bureau field offices the director has slated for 2014.
According to the publication, Maryland has a community of cyber startups and local officials who are eager to lead in cyber defense strategy building.