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State Dept. to Develop Playbook on Cybersecurity

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By    |   Friday, 04 Sep 2015 03:23 PM

After reports of massive cyberattacks earlier this year by Russia, the State Department is now seeking information from industry leaders on how to stop hackers or even attack them.

The department on Wednesday issued proposal requests for cybersecurity "playbooks" that would "clearly guide both offensive cyber operations and responses to cyberattacks," Defense One reports.

The guides would not be "tailored specifically to the information technology architecture" of the State Department, according to the proposal, and would eventually be made available to the public.

They would provide cybersecurity standards, methodologies, procedures, and processes, according to Defense One.

The requests contain such terms as "two-factor authentication" — which would require users to log in not only with a code, but possibly with a smart card or some other form of identification — and "physical and logical network segmentation" — how to transmit data on separate networks to limit the effects of cyberattacks.

Proposals are due Sept. 8, Defense One reports.

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After reports of massive cyberattacks earlier this year by Russia, the State Department is now seeking information from industry leaders on how to stop hackers or even attack them.
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2015-23-04
Friday, 04 Sep 2015 03:23 PM
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