FBI Director James Comey has outlined the bureau’s five-point strategy to mitigate cyber intrusions during his speech at a forum held Wednesday at Boston College.
Comey said the bureauÂ implemented several initiatives to boostÂ operations and hiring practices;Â clarify investigative measures inÂ U.S. and fosterÂ cooperation abroad; and sanction malicious cyber behavior, according to an FBI press release published Wednesday.
The bureau’s strategy also includes provision of training, equipment and task forces to increase the “digital literacy” of state and local partners as well as better collaboration with private sector entities.
Comey noted industry members are theÂ primary targets of cyberÂ attacks but majority of these organizations do not seek law enforcement support after a cyber breach.
The directorÂ added cyber criminals includeÂ nation-states, multinational syndicates, insiders, hacktivists and terrorists who are afterÂ information, access and advantage.
“We’re not only worried about loss of data, but corruption of that data and lack of access to our own information,” Comey stated.
He saidÂ that public and private sector entities can help address threats through reduced vulnerabilities, accountability and mitigation of damage.
The conference is a joint effort ofÂ FBI and Boston College’s Cybersecurity Policy and Governance master’s degree program.