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State cyber security operation battles hackers
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 08:48:19 +0000 (UTC)


By Randy Ellis
December 1, 2013

Big brother isn't the only one watching.

Little brother is, too.

A few blocks north of the state Capitol -- in a secure, heavily fortified portion of a building constructed to withstand the force of an EF5 tornado -- two state cyber security analysts and a network specialist sit around a circular pod of computer screens.

Eyes dart back and forth as they carefully monitor the activities on nearly 30,000 state computers -- looking for trouble.

They can tell you that last August someone from a foreign country tried to infiltrate the state network to obtain sensitive information — prompting security officials to notify the FBI and Homeland Security.

They also can tell you that employees on the state computer network made more than 2 million page view visits to Facebook over a recent three-month period.

This is Oklahoma's Cyber Command Security Operations Center, the state's last great line of defense against foreign cyber terrorists and domestic hackers who are constantly out to create mischief and steal taxpayers' private data.


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