As headlines from around the world have demonstrated, government organizations are now primary targets of cybercrime, and the variety and sophistication of the network threats they’re encountering are greater than ever.
Today, DDoS threats are much more complex as they combine flooding and application-layer attacks to impact network availability at the macro and micro levels, targeting both network bandwidth and specific Web applications and services such as email.
This type of blended attack can open the door to malware and advanced threats that lead directly to the theft of sensitive government information.
Another source of potential risk for government networks is insider threats. These threats originate from employees or other authorized users on the network who seek to access unauthorized information for personal gain or retribution.