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DHS’ Brandon Wales Cites Hurdles to Gov’t Threat Monitoring

insider-threatA Department of Homeland Security official has cited bureaucracy as one of the reasons why federal agencies are behind in the adoption of platforms that seek to detect and monitor insider threats in their data networks, Fedscoop reported Thursday.

Brandon Wales, director of DHS’ office of cyber and infrastructure analysis, made the remarks at a panel discussion held Thursday as part of an Atlantic Council-hosted cybersecurity event, Greg Otto writes.

“As anyone that has tried to get things through a government clearance process knows, to get anything done in government you need every single person to approve of it,” Wales said.

Wales also cited the lack of policies concerning the use of social media platforms by employees as another challenge to government agencies’ insider threat monitoring efforts.

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