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Clinton Comments and Hackers Attack

Friday, May 28, 2010 | 9:39 AM Leave a comment Go to comments

Making Cybersecurity News this morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comments on Obama’s National Security Strategy, highlighting “the new and complicated threats that underscore and drive much of the interaction between powers in the world today: terrorism, proliferation, climate change, cybersecurity, energy security and many other forces at work in our world.”

CNET is reporting that Media Temple, a company that hosts websites for Adobe, ABC, Sony, NBC, Time, Volkswagen and Starbucks, fell victim to an online attack.  Meanwhile, cyber criminals take $100K from a Salt Lake City credit union.  And House Reps. Watson and Langevin call for a National Office for Cyberspace

Fight the hackers or write reports? (National Journal – subscription)

Technology: Cybersecurity and Memorial Day weekend (The Philadelphia Bulletin)

  1. Mister Reiner
    Friday, May 28, 2010 | 3:34 PM at 3:34 PM

    Philadelphia Bulletin:

    “With what you have read so far, it appears the U.S. has the situation well in hand, true? My confidence is in what I relayed to you, that is, the ability and expertise to guide and protect us in cyberspace.”

    I’ll be satisfied that the U.S. has the situation well in hand when the wolves are unable to steal sheep while the Shepard sleeps. There has already been a lot of “ability” and “expertise” applied to the hacking problem over the years, but no one has figured out how to make the problem go away.

  2. Mister Reiner
    Friday, May 28, 2010 | 4:14 PM at 4:14 PM

    SLC Cyber attack:

    Financial institutions should realize by now, that it’s impossible to guarantee the security of any user’s computer that has Internet access. Financial systems, including desktops used to access those systems, need to be put on completely isolated networks, either physically or virtually. There should be no way that a Trojanized desktop can directly access a financial system. Period.

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