he DOJ’s inspector general’s office performed an audit of cybersecurity staff at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations. The audit examined 10 of the FBI’s 56 field offices, which are designed to respond to cyberthreats. Of the 36 agents examined, 23 proved basically competent, but 13 “lacked the networking and counterintelligence expertise to investigate national security intrusion cases.” The report complains that some of that incompetence isn’t even the agents’ fault – it’s the fault of the FBI leade

he DOJ’s inspector general’s office performed an audit of cybersecurity staff at the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations. The audit examined 10 of the FBI’s 56 field offices, which are designed to respond to cyberthreats. Of the 36 agents examined, 23 proved basically competent, but 13 “lacked the networking and counterintelligence expertise to investigate national security intrusion cases.” The report complains that some of that incompetence isn’t even the agents’ fault – it’s the fault of the FBI leade

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Written on April 28, 2011