Justice Department Faces Different Threat Profile Because of Its Investigative Work, CISO Says

The Department of Justice faces a different combination of hacking threats from criminals and foreign governments than other U.S. federal organizations because of the department’s dual law enforcement and counterintelligence missions, the department’s top cybersecurity official said Tuesday.

The “threat profile” facing DOJ stems from the sensitive case work department officials pursue against criminal hackers and foreign spies, according to Nickolous Ward, the department’s chief information security officer.

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