Lockheed Martin and PBS confirmed that they were hacked as the high-profile security breaches are beginning to pile up. Is it time for CEOs to put security on the front burner?
Oh sure, all chief executives say they value security. Security is one of those things you always value. The disconnect comes when there are shabby security practices riding shotgun with intent.
Among the more notable attacks over the last few months:
- Sony was repeatedly attacked so bad the company took down its PlayStation Network for days. Rest assured that Sony’s costs will only go higher.
- Epsilon was attacked and your email address went along with the bad guys.
- EMC’s RSA unit was attacked and lost data.
- And over the weekend, Lockheed Martin confirmed that it was the subject of a highly sophisticated attack.
Meanwhile, it takes little to get hacktivists wound up. PBS was hacked for a Frontline story on Wikileaks. Yup, that’s it.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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