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Chinese Hacking Charges a Wakeup Call for Both China & US Businesses
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ThreatTrack Security
ThreatTrack Security,
User Rank: Author
5/22/2014 | 2:01:19 PM
Wakeup Call
Don't forge about Huawei.
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/22/2014 | 10:05:14 AM
Re: Stick in the Eye
I agree, this sounds like job security for the IT Security folks. Attempting to monitor activity of employees will result in needing more staff, thoughts?
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/22/2014 | 9:48:33 AM
Re: Stick in the Eye
As we saw with Snowden, the human element is difficult to manage. Organizations just need to be more vigilant and do a better job monitoring user behavior and minimizing access to data they don't need.
Randy Naramore
Randy Naramore,
User Rank: Ninja
5/22/2014 | 9:22:17 AM
Re: Stick in the Eye
Good point, you want to hire the best person for the job regardless of where they are from but in today's climate you must consider the risks of employees leaking information even casually to friends and family.
ThomasL787
ThomasL787,
User Rank: Apprentice
5/21/2014 | 8:48:26 PM
Re: Stick in the Eye
It's all well and good to point fingers at various and sundry groups outside of the United States, but are they the only ones we have to worry about?  Every time a US company hires a foreign (H1B) worker, they are potentially exposing their intellectual property to the world. 

Even if the worker is trying to be trustworthy, they can inadvertantly expose crucial information to their friends "back home" in casual conversations. 

If they are malcious, they can do a fair amount of damage as we have seen with Mr. Snowden.  After all, if the company is harmed by the loss of some secret formula or algorithm, it's no problem for the worker because they will probably only be in the position for a year or two before they go back home.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
5/21/2014 | 9:57:51 AM
Re: Stick in the Eye
I think one of the key outcomes here is awareness....putting faces and names to the deeds humanizes the seemingly abstract and invisible activity. Oh--and the named defendants won't be doing much world travel now.
Drew Conry-Murray
Drew Conry-Murray,
User Rank: Ninja
5/21/2014 | 9:54:35 AM
Stick in the Eye
It can be satisfying to poke a stick in the eye of your opponent, and to get the reprehensible behavior of the NSA off the front page for a day or two, but those are the only effects these charges will have.


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