REM and the Lyrical State of Cybersecurity
November 3, 2016
Way back when, in a world before the Internet, when information moved by postal truck and mere facsimile, there strode upon the earth an alternative rock band whose words were even more prescient now than when they first uttered them. And while REM exited stage left, their pronouncement that “It’s the end of the world as we know it” enjoys fresh relevance with each wave of technological advance.
Consider the last month alone if you need vivid imagery. Russian hackers mining campaign data to stir chaos from afar while unknown operatives launch a DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn and wreak havoc on the domestic front. These events remind us that we are part of a global community and that, as the IoT continues to evolve, we are often our own biggest threat. We have seen the enemy, and he is us.
Rest assured that our presidential candidates are fully prepared to protect us. One by providing each of us with a private server, and the other by appointing his 10-year-old son Czar of “The Cyber.” They’re with the government, and they’re here to help. It’s the end of the world as we know it.
We Shall Overcome
Looking beyond the election, the reality is organizations must continue to post a guard and remain increasingly vigilant against threats foreign and domestic. We can help with that.
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