Tech companies are gearing up for the threat of a new cyberattack on their systems.
The White House announced Tuesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will begin using a new software-security technology to detect and counter cyberattacks.
The announcement comes after the US Office of Personnel Management announced that hackers had compromised the personal information of more than 3.8 million people, and that the department was investigating the possibility of an imminent attack.
The agency’s Cybersecurity Coordinating Group has identified cyberattacks as a major threat to US government systems, including the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve, and the US intelligence community, according to a statement issued by the White House.
The White House also announced the creation of a Cybersecurity Advisory Committee to examine cyberattacks, which includes a representative from the private sector and an independent expert from outside the federal government.
The group will develop guidelines for how to address cyberattacks and other cyberthreats.