Foreign Threats

Attacks from abroad have increased – there are now more enemies backed by the resources of hostile nations than before. Private companies with no connection to traditional national security issues have become targets of hacker groups sponsored by foreign nations hostile to the U.S.

These groups attack U.S. companies for reputational reasons, national resentments, or to raise money for terrorist groups. It’s in the doctrine of major foreign adversaries to use their cyber capabilities against private sector companies and individuals – not just foreign governments.