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Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems
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Susan_Nunziata
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Susan_Nunziata,
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7/30/2014 | 8:14:10 PM
Re: Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
@Ajr@m: there's probably not a single source of blame for the cyber security challenges we're facing, although I'd agree that lapses and negligence as well as the point that @DMRomano makes about companies simply not understanding the value of cybersecurity all play into it.

Can you tell us more about what your company is doing to overcome administrative lapsess and negligence within its own security practices? Any examples of how you've addressed these issues would be helpful to all of us who are concerned about security in our own oganizaitons.  
Susan_Nunziata
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7/30/2014 | 8:04:36 PM
Re: Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
@Zaious: complacency is indeed the biggest mistake a company (or government organization) can make when it comes to cyber security. I'm not sure what scares me more: the risk of personal data being compromised, or the risk of compromise to the SCADA systems that support our electric grid, water supply and natural gas piplelines. The former costs lots and lots of money if breached; the latter could cost lives.
D.M. Romano
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D.M. Romano,
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7/30/2014 | 3:41:29 PM
Bigger and faster
With the motif of keeping up with the competition typically being the cheif motivator of many organizations nowadays, infrastructure security is often overlooked for the sake of expediency. 
nomii
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7/27/2014 | 4:19:41 AM
Re: Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
@Zaious I agree with you there as this war has no ends. It is same that one develops some measures the other develops its counter measures and then the developments of counter counter measures are there. I think we need to act proactively but all the old bases also needs to remain covered with still progressing further.
zaious
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zaious,
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7/27/2014 | 1:02:46 AM
Re: Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
The people who think, "We have a fool proof system, we are safe" they get breached. Rather, there are people who think "We are good, but we need to keep evolving, as the attackers are" -they stay safe and the are cautious. Building a wall is not the only defence, we need to keep track how tall the intruders are getting.
nomii
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7/26/2014 | 5:50:55 PM
Re: Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
@Aj@rm I believe that not all these attacks are due to administrative lapses but they are made by highly professional people and with advanced knowledge and resources. I feel that with making tough administrative restrictions we can only correct basic level lapses but major attacks cannot be controlled without advanced level safety procedures.
nomii
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nomii,
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7/26/2014 | 5:45:39 PM
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@MDMConsult14 I agree with you. I simply fail to understand why these systems are made prone to interference and attacks. Why these highly sensitive systems are not made to operate in stand alone mode with only transfers through portable devices. This will definitely restrict their movement but also keep them safe from attacks as well.
Ajr@m
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7/25/2014 | 10:33:15 AM
Practical thoughts on cyber security.. Kudos!!
Great article Rutrell a very pragmatic view of the state of web security and cyber space. As you've mentioned a holistic approach is what is required going forward, most of the breaches today are a result of  basic administrative lapses and negligence which can be corrected with minimal effort and technology. I work with McGladrey , readers of this article may find this whitepaper on web application security interesting. @ http://mcgladrey.com/content/mcgladrey/en_US/what-we-do/services/risk-advisory/risk-bulletin/two-common-web-application-attacks-illustrate-security-concerns.html?cmpid=030syn  
MDMConsult14
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MDMConsult14,
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7/25/2014 | 8:49:23 AM
Resilient Sysems
Absolutely. Planning ahead and building technologies that will prepare organizations to both compete and precent security concerns is smart. The right systems are resilient and can weather the tough times and prevent attacks.


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