Evolving Role of Cyber
While most people know about the United States Secret Service’s mission to protect the President of the United States, the primary investigative mission is to safeguard the country’s payment and financial systems. This is a complex mission with many factors involved.
So, just how has cyber trending impacted the protective and investigative mission of the United States Secret Service?
The answer is multifaceted, as cyber has had many impacts, many of which are still changing and being discussed. Cyber and technological trending is part of a dynamic conversation as well as a discussion on the merger of cyber and physical systems and additionally, the evolution of the National Cybersecurity Workforce. As a distinct part of this discussion, the larger influence of technology and society should also be taken into account.
Some specific areas that need to be noted while discussing the evolving role of cyber and the U.S.S.S. are:
- Innovative cyber technologies to conduct its protective and investigative mission;
- Specific techniques to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of cybercrime; and
- The latest trends and advancements in technology and society.
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Ron Layton was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the United States Secret Service in January of 2013. He is responsible for a wide range of activity relating to Information Technology and is a 20 year veteran of the agency. Formerly, Layton was in charge of all Secret Service investigations for the State of West Virginia. In previous assignments, Ron was the former program director for the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF) initiative, supervising 17 ECTF's across the United States.
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Posted by Ron Layton on Sep 02, 2013