Current 'Whac-A-Mole' cybersecurity approach not a winner

Federal Computer Week

Current computer security efforts resemble the arcade game "Whac-A-Mole" and demonstrate the overall need for a more secure cyber ecosystem, according to senior DHS cybersecurity official Bruce McConnell . "A threat pops up here, we whack it down, and another one comes up here - this is the environment that many of your enterprise cybersecurity officers are facing," McConnell, counselor to DHS' top cybersecurity official, told a crowd of information technology vendors Nov. 5.

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