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Inspector General: DHS Lacks Resources To Handle Online Threats

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

November 6, 2013

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general says DHS has struggled to respond to cybersecurity threats because of “lingering technical, funding and staffing woes,” Politico reports. In a report released Monday, the inspector general said DHS lacks the tools and training needed to track hackers who are after U.S. banks and other businesses and needs more resources in order to be able to communicate threats to its cybersecurity workforce in real time. While President Barack Obama has nominated someone for the post, DHS currently lacks a leader.
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