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FBI Cyber – Imposing Risk and Consequence

Abstract:

For over a century, the FBI has been investigating crimes and collecting intelligence to protect the American public. As threats have evolved, so has our strategy. Malicious cyber activity threatens the public’s safety and our national and economic security. The FBI’s cyber strategy is to impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries. Our goal is to change the behavior of criminals and nation-states who believe they can compromise U.S. networks, steal financial and intellectual property, and put critical infrastructure at risk without facing risk themselves. To combat these evolving threats, the FBI leverages its broad domestic and international presence, with cyber squads in every FBI field office. The FBI uses criminal and counterintelligence authorities to combat cyber criminals and foreign actors who use global infrastructure to compromise US networks. We adapt to cyber threats by using innovative investigative techniques, developing cutting-edge analytic tools, and recruiting the next generation of the cyber workforce. We use our unique role not only to pursue our own actions but also to enable our partners to defend networks, attribute malicious activity, sanction bad behavior, and take the fight to adversaries overseas.  The FBI’s cyber strategy not only focuses on how we confront the unique challenges faced in cyberspace, but also why we pursue our cyber mission: so the American people have safety, security, and confidence in a digitally connected world.