Putting the geospatial in cybersecurity

The potential for election tampering, hackers taking out internet-connected traffic cameras prior to the Inauguration in Washington D.C., and recent massive data breaches are part of our daily news feed and the cybersecurity dangers of our wonderfully connected world.  As our reliance on network-enabled devices continues to grow and, particularly in the areas of government and citizen service, we see the astounding benefits of such connectivity, but the omnipresent threats of cyber attack are becoming even more overwhelming.

There is a missing component in most cybersecurity efforts — geographic information and, when it comes to protecting our nation’s cyber infrastructure, it is a very important piece.

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Source: Federal News Radia