The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has kicked off a governmentwide counterintelligence campaign to prevent data breach in federal information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.
Jared Serbu writes the campaign begins with a multimedia-based information dissemination on the hazards of spear phishing attacks.
Bill Evanina, ODNIâs national counterintelligence executive, told a conference in Washington that the initiative is set to extend its scope through social media over the next four months in order to protect federal employeesâ data when abroad, according to the report.
ODNI also calls on the private sector to adoptÂ campaign materials the office will produce, the station reports.
âIn 91 percent of the breaches weâve seen in the government and private sector over the last several years, the attacks emanated from spear phishing,â Evanina told the conference.
âAs an intelligence official, what that means to me is that our adversaries do not need to use sophisticated techniques to compromise our systems and our people. Itâs one email,â he said.