Network defenders are not "cyber ninjas" nor "digital Swat teams"

Sad to see the New York Times misuse the word "hacker". Also adding crazy overblown adjectives like "digital Swat teams" and "sophisticated cybercriminals" does nothing to help tell this story any better.

What happened at OPM and in other federal breaches is basic steps were not followed. Simple things like using outdated operating systems, not have good password policies, lacking a good information security awareness program, and not properly patching is what got these agencies compromised.

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