Podcast Notes - Six Point List for Dealing with Today's Cyber Attacks

I was recently on a podcast (to be released in the next couple of weeks) discussing current events, especially recent reports related to Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say. Towards the end of the podcast, I was asked for some closing thoughts, which I organized into a six-point list:

  1. Attacks are happening. Accept this as fact!
  2. Look internally at your People, Processes, and Technology (PPT), and assess how resilient your PPTs are against the types of attacks that are happening.
  3. Start taking steps -- or more likely, improve your current steps -- to prevent, but also to detect and respond (as prevention will only get you so far).
  4. Patch, patch, patch.
  5. Test, test, test.
  6. Finally, because it's only a matter of time, the last item is: drill baby, drill.

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