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Deconstructing The Sony Hack: What I Know From Inside The Military
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Wolf6305
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1/7/2015 | 9:20:31 AM
Re: Commentary
Thanks for the reminder about the relative speed of government cyber-attack.  It reminds me of a scam model where the bad guys also impersonate the authoratative response, confusing the issue and slowing down actual law enforcement actions.  What if the same group that attacked Sony also attacked N Korea's infrastructure?  Then the public is left with the impression that maybe the US is retaliating for the Sony attack, as is a common reconstruction floating around the Internet right now. 
Jeff.schilling
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Jeff.schilling,
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1/6/2015 | 6:08:35 PM
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The ransome actors are gaining in sophistication of their operational processes.  If this truly is ransome actors, this is a serious escalation that is should not be a wake up call, it should be an awakening.
Jeff.schilling
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Jeff.schilling,
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1/6/2015 | 6:06:22 PM
Re: Take on faith that the government's attribution picture is credible
Marliyn, thank you for your comments.  Attritbution in this case is really only important for the government/Law Enforcement and the victiim to worry about.  I applaud the FBI for getting some techical data out to us relatively quickly that allowed us to take some proactive measures.  Knowing how that process worked, Sony likely gave them permission to share that information with the broader community which is to their credit as well.  
BobD346
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1/6/2015 | 5:23:48 PM
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Good article. Your comment about not sleeping well at night should definitely be heeded. Every CSO/CISO should not sleep well at night! I have enjoyed all of the commentary from the mainstream media - like they know! Retired Air Force member here!
Marilyn Cohodas
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1/6/2015 | 4:20:01 PM
Take on faith that the government's attribution picture is credible
Thanks for this analyis @JeffSchilling.  You make a strong case that there is alot more that we don't know about the government's thinking on North Korea than we do know (or ever will know). That said, to those in the cybersecurity world who have lost their trust in government, it's a giant leap of faith.. 
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