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The Next Big Network-Security Fiasco

Utilities, transportation and petrochemical businesses are interconnecting their previously isolated networks with Internet facilities, says William Hancock, chairman of the Internet Security Alliance, leaving vital infrastructures vulnerable. “Worst-case scenario” thinking is becoming popular in the culture at-large. Survival handbooks teach how a person can survive in life-threatening situations that most people never will have to face: how to get out of a car that is sinking in the water, how to dig out if you’re buried in an avalanche, and how to land a plane, among others. But is worst-case scenario thinking helpful when it comes to information and enterprise network security? Does imagining an extremely potent attack on an organization’s I.T. assets give I.T. security personnel a better picture of their network’s strengths and weaknesses? And, if it does, what worst-case scenarios await us? Full Story

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