Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Internet Terrorist: Does Such A Thing Really Exist?

Rick Lawhorn writes on Help Net Security:

Recently, I have experienced an increase in organizations questioning how real is the threat of Internet terrorism and what they can do to protect themselves. As a former CISO, this was one of the last concerns that crossed my mind, especially since it was a daily up-hill battle getting buy-in for the most basic security controls and services. The notion of worrying about the potential risk of terrorism against my organization seemed to be the lowest priority given the choices at hand.

Ironically, terrorism today seems to be an emerging concern in the commercial world and many are actively pursuing methods and technology to help combat the problem. As a result, I began to research this trend to determine its drivers and potential implications to information security as we know it today.

More here.

Note: I found this lengthy, albeit well-thought out, article on this topic very well done. Definitely worth the read. Just an FYI. -ferg


At Mon Sep 15, 09:43:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I thought this piece was a complete waste of time ... rehashed old themes explored with no precision.


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