A Made-for-TV Reality

Cable News is Not Enough

Mixing the newsThis election cycle will go down in history as one of the strangest in American history. Both candidates face low favorability numbers and they remain statistically close in most of the polls. This is widely known to anyone who watches cable news programs, mainly because those networks tend to recycle the news over and over again, day after day, and week after week. No reason to blame the networks, though, because that’s the business model. And, quite frankly, there is only so much human activity that is newsworthy, though they seem to always push those boundaries as well.

 

For some, though, cable news is not enough. The Russians, for example, are not satisfied with the offerings of Fox and CNN. At least that seems to be the case, since they continue to hack into the networks and data of the DNC, rummaging through opposition research and strategy memos in search of silver bullets that shape the election one way or another. If it’s scary to think that foreign countries could sway an American election, imagine where else they might be planting seeds. A recent NY Times article can fuels that thought experiment.

A Made-for-TV Reality

You may not have Vladimir Putin breathing down your neck, but the reality remains that someone is after your data. A competitor, perhaps, or a third-party vendor looking to sell your wares to the highest bidder. It’s easy to get lost in the spectacle of DNC hacks and Wikileaks releases and forget that such an intrusion could rock your little corner of the world with less fanfare but equal devastation.

 

ICS can’t help you pick a candidate in this election circus. What we can do is help you assess your risk and your vulnerability so you can manage your organization’s response to its greatest threats.

 

Call ICS today for heightened security tomorrow.

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