Monday, August 8, 2011

I Hate To Say I Told You So, But...

Well, I guess I really don't hate to say "I told you so!" although I prefer to gloat on the inside when my comments about cybersecurity are brushed off as "paranoia" or "fairy tales,"  only to later be proven true. No one... I repeat... no one is completely safe from hacks, DoS, theft, etc... if they are anyway engaged in modern society. If you use the Internet, own a computer or a smartphone, do business virtually anywhere, your information is "out there" for the taking. This is not to say you should be overly paranoid, just that you should be aware of the risks and consider them when making a decision about how to participate in a technologically driven world.

I am no Chicken Little screaming about the sky falling, although in the new Disney version he was actually right and managed to save the town from aliens on an acorn-hunting excursion. But I digress. My point is to be educated, be informed, and be smart.

Here are a handful of articles on recent events:

7 Things You Need To Know About Recent Web Hack Attacks

LulzSec, Recent Hacks Show Government Agencies Unprepared

Citi Credit Card Hack Bigger Than Originally Disclosed

Avoiding a 'Digital Pearl Harbor'

Cyber Crime on the Rise: Can Cyber Security Firms Reverse The Trend?

Anonymous and AntiSec Retaliate, Hack U.S. Law Agencies

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