US agencies shift from arrest to defence in cyberspace

FBI and Secret Service will focus on protection through FS-Isac, chiefs say

Data security

US federal law enforcement agencies will shift to spreading information about cyber attacks and advising on defence, as arresting attackers in other countries becomes less and less practical.

Bill Nelson, chief executive of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-Isac), the industry body set up in 1999 to disseminate threat information, says that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Secret Service are to shift from apprehending cyber criminals to defending

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