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May 5, 2009, 3:32 pm
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I am interested in learning about cyber security. Can anyone
recommend any resources that might be helpful in learning about this
Also, I wanted to bring up the recent attacks on the United States
Penatgon by hackers, who stole plans for a fighter jet. Does anyone
have any thoughts on this? I've read that the general consensus is
that U.S. cyber security is very poorly done these days. What should
they be doing differently? Does anyone know how the attacks against
the Pentagon were actually carried out, or what likely candidates
might be? I discussed this in another forum, and someone suggested
that it may have been social engineering; I find this a little bit
unlikely given the apparent sophistication of the attacks.
Thanks for any thoughts you all can provide.
Re: cyber security
I wouldn't underestimate contributions from social engineering. The
people are nearly always the weakest element.
I don't know much about that particular attack though, but indeed, the
state of cyber security is in need of improvement. The attack
surface is huge and the threat consistently underestimated.
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