The Plan for Recovering from Cyberattacks in Government Today

Cyberattacks are a serious threat to our economy and national security. Government agencies need to be able to detect, defend and respond to threats immediately, and quickly bounce back from cyber incidents, whether they are the result of an accident, natural disaster or malicious attack.

Often, after defending, detecting and responding to an attack, recovery is an afterthought – if it’s considered at all. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) can help agencies improve recovery abilities.

To learn how agencies are using the CSF to recover from attacks in real time, GovLoop partnered with Symantec and DLT for this report that analyzes survey responses of 169 federal employees working on cybersecurity challenges.

How is the federal government using the Recovery function? Is it adequately recovering from threats in a timely manner, or are challenges holding it back from strong recovery and lessons learned?

In this report, we look at how agencies recover from cyberattacks, where they succeed and the challenges they face. We’ll also gain insight from Ken Durbin, CISSP Senior Strategist of Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity at Symantec, and Don Maclean, CISSP, Chief Cybersecurity Technologist at DLT Solutions.