Where does Internet crime rank with the FBI?

FBI Cyber Crime DivisionWhat is the biggest threat to America’s national security right now? If you answered terrorism, you would have been correct a decade ago when organizations such as al-Qaeda were at the peak of their power. But these days cyber crime comes in at #1 on the FBI’s list of top security concerns.

At the recent 2013 InfoSec Europe conference in London, where attendees could do things like view new product demonstrations, gather ESET Endpoint Security information, and listen to keynote addresses about current security issues, a high-ranking FBI official said that the Bureau is shifting its primary focus from counter-terrorism to computer crime. The move is being made in response to a dramatic increase in cyber-attacks and cyber espionage perpetrated against critical U.S. infrastructure. To accommodate this change in priorities the FBI will now:

·         Hire more computer scientists to train agents

·         Adopt new preventive measures to stop cybercrime

·         Collaborate with private sector firms, security experts, and academics to share information and expand capabilities

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