So our economy is going to hell in a hand basket. I think we are missing the big picture. You tell me, what is the bigger threat, the dept ceiling or a cyber attack on our financial systems when we hit the debt ceiling. I know, I am talking about an act of war, but think about it. If we were unable to pay our debt. Our financial systems were in turmoil and our credit ratting was shot to hell, would that not be the perfect time for a cyber attack on our financial systems and or our national resources and military? We know the capabilities are out there. We saw it with Stuxnet. We saw it with Sony and we know Lulzsec and Anonymous have the brain power to launch such an attack. What about China or Russia?
I will be honest. I don't give a damn about the balanced budget at this point. I think both the democrats and republicans are missing the big picture. We are playing a dangerous game right now and it is not about the inability to pay our dept it is about the inability to defend our country. Yes, we need to get the budget balanced. Yes we need to stop spending. Yes we need to bring our boys home from over seas. Right now they need to raise the debt ceiling and stop playing stupid politics. I am ready to fire all of them. I did not vote for any of the
It looks like we have a new wave of Lulzsec and Anonymous activity hitting the scene. This raises the question again about what concerns the CISO. With these super hacker organizations launching massive attacks against big name organizations do we need to focus our efforts on this type of threat or should we continue our efforts on the econmoic threat that has been driving us for so long.
I would argue that as CISO's we are looking at it all wrong. Our focus should not be on defense any more. These super hackers can not be stopped. We need to focus on how to motivate business through security. If NATO or the CIA can not stop these attacks why should a college X or Mid-sized company Y sink massive amounts of resources into trying? The answer needs to be that it is good for business. If you can show that through segmentation you can:
1. Increase performance,
2. Decrease data loss.
3. Reduce errors.
4. Improve efficiency.
5. Mitigate risk.
You know that there will be backing for your security efforts and that you will hav
I have been doing information assurance and security work for many years with a focus on network security monitoring and incident handling. I have been working in IT for more than fifteen years with a focus on architecture and systems.