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Cyber War in the United States

January 28th, 2013 | Business Security, Cyber, Security | 0 Comments

For the last few years, it hasn’t been much of a secret that the next major war isn’t going to be a physical one, it’s a digital one.

Cyber War in the United States

Power providers, banks, defense contractors, and more are being hit on a daily basis by these cyber attacks. Most people only consider physical wars the severe ones therefore, this “digital war” isn’t scaring many people. However, the digital wars can cause just as much damage. In these digital wars, the enemy wants information; critical and highly confidential information, such as banking information, military plans, and more.

This “digital war” started about a year ago. Banks in the United States have been hit many times already, social security numbers have been stolen, and major government websites have been taken down.

Government officials are finding advanced persistent threats that have been sitting on United States networks for almost a year – completely undetected.
United States entities are unfortunately the target for the majority of these attacks. A few recent attacks came from China and Iran and resulted in the theft of intellectual properties and identities.

Another very popular concept is the formation of groups known as “hacktivist” groups. One of the most popular hacktivist groups is Anonymous. Anonymous is a group of highly skilled criminal hackers that have brought down government and bank websites all over the world.

Stay tuned for more information on this digital war. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @JenningsSmith

US Air Force Space Command Planning to Hire 1000 Employees

January 23rd, 2013 | Cyber, Security | 0 Comments

It’s no longer a secret that the US Air Forces are going to be getting hit with a major cutback in spending come March 1st, 2013. However, the team at San Antonio’s military base isn’t giving up on adding more personnel to their team.

US Air Force Space Command Planning to Hire 1000 Employees

The US Air Force Space Command center wishes to hire about 1000 new employees starting in 2014. These 1000 new employees would be working on cyber security. Cyber security has become a crucial point for the United States and therefore, they need a larger team in order to properly protect the country.

John Dickson at San Antonio’s Denim Group Ltd. Stated the following:

“The Space Command is viewing cyber security as a foundational activity — you cannot do without it.”

And he’s spot on when he says that. Cyber security is equally important as other forms of security in this country. Although many people are still on the other side of this argument, thinking that the physical security of the United States is still more important. I think we can all see just how important cyber security is when our banks are hit with malware that allows individuals overseas full access to our bank accounts.

These days, there are trained individuals worldwide that are trained to hack. This poses a huge threat to countries, especially the United States. We need to have a team of trained experts that will help protect the country against cyber attacks that could take down our entire system.

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