GOV cyber workers are back Checking for hacks

Figuring out how to adjust the multimillion-dollar contracts
to upgrade and secure federal IT systems that have spent more than a month not checked.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/01/28/the-cybersecurity-202-the-government-s-cyber-workers-are-back-in-action-first-task-checking-for-hacks/

By Joseph Marks The Washington Post January 28, 2019

Thousands of federal cyber workers are returning to their posts.

It will take them days or weeks to pore through security logs to assess how much damage the shutdown did to the security of government computer networks and the sensitive data they hold. The attacks did not abate because the government was closed: One cyber manager who worked without pay during the shutdown described an uptick in attacks on his agency — including phishing emails containing malware, attempts to reset employee passwords and attempts to trick users into downloading malicious software cloaked as a legitimate update.

Also on the docket: Figuring out how to adjust the multimillion-dollar contracts to upgrade and secure federal IT systems that have spent more than a month on ice.

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