Signs of a virtual terrorist threat was becoming evident in the government lately.
In recent weeks, one team of rogue IT agents have already been fired and investigated.
Now it seems there may be a new security threat – and it has everything to do with cyberspace.
A group of individuals who had access to government technology and information is being investigated for a potential security threat.
The Daily Caller reports:
A criminal investigation into five unnamed people began late last year related to serious and potentially illegal violations of House IT policies, Politico reported Thursday. Chiefs of staff for the members were briefed Thursday by the Sergeant-at-Arms.
Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki said the investigation was still ongoing, and arrests have not been made but staff were “asked to update their security settings.”
Due to inefficient security measures taken by President Obama throughout his tenure in the White House, proper security settings may be lacking as of now.
Cyber security is of particular concern, especially after the threats previously neutralized.
It’s been suggested President Trump will focus on ways to increase cyber security in the government, particularly in the White House and Congress.
But the Washington Post leaked a proposed copy of an executive order on cyber security, and the final form was postponed.
Ultimately, President Obama failed in an area where Trump will not.
Obama, as a result of his inadequacy to find a balance between infringement upon privacy rights and the protection of cyber security, there were several potential tech compromises in the government he ran.
In fact, President Trump noted on the threat to cyber security the United States government may have during the Presidential debates.
The Washington Post reports:
“We came in with the Internet, we came up with the Internet, and I think Secretary Clinton and myself would agree very much, when you look at what [the Islamic State] is doing with the Internet, they’re beating us at our own game. ISIS.
So we have to get very, very tough on cyber and cyber warfare. It is — it is a huge problem. I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough. And maybe it’s hardly doable.
But I will say, we are not doing the job we should be doing. But that’s true throughout our whole governmental society. We have so many things that we have to do better, Lester, and certainly cyber is one of them.
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