Three stories from today’s cyber security news.
The “distributed denial of service” (ddos) attacks by hacktivists on FBI, Justice Department and entertainment industry websites suggests that the battle to protect intellectual property on the Internet has taken a new and ugly turn. Cybergeddon?
Left unnoticed may be the most ominous of headlines as it makes the tools of cyber terrorism available to anyone with a grudge against America: “Hoping to Teach a Lesson, Researchers Release Exploits for Critical Infrastructure Software.” Cybergeddon?
The world changed today and with it the need to prepare for a new and more dangerous round of cyber attacks. It’s more important than ever to follow the advice I learned years ago as a Boy Scout: “Be Prepared.”