Updated June 11, 2018 05:01:16The FBI is getting its own cyber-detection system and it is not nearly as effective as you might think, according to former agents.
In a report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office says the bureau’s “cybersecurity team” failed to develop “a robust and efficient cybersecurity strategy that meets the FBI mission and requires significant resources.”
Its a critical point, as the FBI has been under attack for its handling of cybersecurity in recent years.
The GAO report is based on a 2016 review of FBI cyber-intelligence programs by the FBI Cyber Task Force.
The report found the agency’s cyber-crime-prevention efforts have been hampered by a lack of information, inadequate guidance and a lack.
In an interview with The Associated Press, FBI director Christopher Wray said the agency needs to focus on the “fundamental question” of “how do we protect the country from the cyberattack on our systems.”
But the GAO found the FBI had little guidance for how to do so.
In its most recent cybersecurity strategy, the agency stated that the bureau had no clear direction for how cybercrime should be managed, or what types of investigative tools were to be used in case of a cyberattack.
“The FBI’s cybersecurity team is not adequately trained to detect, prevent, detect, and respond to the threat posed by cyberattacks,” the GAOC wrote.
The report also says the FBI did not develop an “information sharing and sharing architecture that addresses the potential for misdirection and misdirection by adversaries, as well as the critical gaps that exist in current and planned cyber-security strategies.””
It is therefore critical that the FBI continue to evolve its cyber-investigations strategy to include cyber-prediction and intelligence capabilities to protect against and respond against threats that pose the greatest threat to the United States.”
The report also says the FBI did not develop an “information sharing and sharing architecture that addresses the potential for misdirection and misdirection by adversaries, as well as the critical gaps that exist in current and planned cyber-security strategies.”
The GAOC said the FBI was not even aware of the existence of its cyber intelligence capabilities until it was targeted by Russian hackers in 2016.
The GAO concluded that there is “no evidence” that the Russian government or any other foreign actor used the cyber attack to steal information.
The report said the failure to develop a cybersecurity strategy is “a clear indication of the challenges the FBI faces in developing effective cybersecurity tools for the future.”
“Unfortunately, the lack of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy was not a surprise,” said GAO Acting Director Amy Smith.
“For a few years now, FBI leadership has been slow to acknowledge the need to develop one, but the GAOD report highlights the fact that it has been too slow to respond.
The FBI has not had the resources to properly invest in cybersecurity.”
The FBI also has a history of mismanagement, the report said.
In recent years, the bureau has struggled to find the resources it needs to do cybersecurity operations, particularly at the FBI and its field offices, and has also struggled to provide a clear cybersecurity roadmap.
The FBI has spent $2 billion on cyber-operations since 2015, the GAOA said, and the agency has not yet created a cybersecurity plan.
The office of FBI Director Christopher W. Wray, center, shakes hands with the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11.
The Justice Department said in a statement that the GAOS report “is important and has important recommendations, and we are responding to them.”
“The GAOS is also a serious assessment of the FBI cyber task force and the bureau as a whole,” the Justice Department statement said.
“These are serious issues and we will be looking for ways to improve our cybersecurity efforts.”