Article Review : Closing The Cyber Gap

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ARTICLE REVIEW: Closing the Cyber Gap: Integrating cross-government cyber capabilities to support the DHS cyber security mission, written by Edward W. Lowery. Introduction: The author of this article is Edward W. Lowery, who is apart of the U.S Secret Service. His job title is “Assistant Director of the Office of Training” as of February 2015. Mr. Lowery was appointed Special Agent in charge of the Secret Service’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID). Before taking this position, Edward Lowery served as the Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Protective Operations. Edward is responsible for directing, as well as coordinating all cyber and financial crime investigative activities for the CID. He is also responsible for the daily…show more content…
Department of Homeland Security was created to make increased security and operational efficacy easier. The U.S Secret Service (USSS) and the U.S. Treasury Department were operationally aligned on September 11th, 2001. This was done to suppress the counterfeiting of United States currency. On October 26th, 2001 the USA Patriot Act passed. The USA Patriot Act called for the expansion of the USSS Electronic Crime Task Force (ECTF) model. This had been proven to be a successful method of tracking the terrorist use of cyber technologies and preventing attacks against the nation’s financial infrastructure. The article states that through a review of the Department of Homeland Security 's documents on budgeting, the government is having trouble with budgeting their money and should invest more into cyber security. Steven Tomisek stated in his article Homeland Security: The New Role for Defense, that since the 9/11 terrorist attack, government agencies, and Department of Defense (DOD), have argued that any cyber threat targeting the United States critical infrastructure, which also includes the financial infrastructure, should be seen as a “national security” threat, no matter what the motivations or identity of the attacker are. The NSA and DOD have argued that just them alone have the power to counter this critical threat to our national security through domestic as well as international cyber operations. However,

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