Threat Intelligence Evolution: Strategies for Safeguarding Government and Critical Infrastructure

Highlights from a Roundtable, hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) in partnership with Lookout, January 2024.



Threats to IT infrastructure and individuals are becoming more sophisticated and harder to identify, especially on mobile devices. Research shows major advanced persistent threat (APT) and nation state actors are now using advanced phishing techniques and multi-factor authentication (MFA) attacks including SIM swapping approaches through mobile to compromise thousands of accounts. Doing so enables threat actors to seamlessly access sensitive data, which can trigger downstream supply chain attacks and have major national security implications.

In a recent roundtable discussion co-hosted by the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) and Lookout, Federal experts discussed the mobile threat landscape and strategies to safeguard data across our nation’s critical infrastructure.