Treasury using network theory to combat cyber threats

Targeted attacks and random threats call for different defences, financial research unit finds

Protecting network against cyber
OFR is building maps that highlight interconnectedness between nodes within a network

The US Treasury is applying network theory to help model defensive strategies against cyber attacks on the financial system.

Network theory is the study of complex interacting systems, such as ecological food chains or social structures. It is also increasingly used to model the links between complex financial institutions, where it can help evaluate interconnectedness within and across the financial sector, for instance to determine where a cyber attack could wreak the most havoc.

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