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China Hack Attacks: Play Offense Or Defense?
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Dave D
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3/12/2013 | 6:31:29 PM
re: China Hack Attacks: Play Offense Or Defense?
In following up with John's football anology, sometimes your best offense is not always a great defense. I think there needs to be a balance between defensive and offensive cyber attack strategies. Both sides make good points however, I believe while keeping abreast of the latest protective techniques, some energy should be directed toward offensive initiatives to curb cyber attacks.
mgrand303
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3/12/2013 | 6:20:43 PM
re: China Hack Attacks: Play Offense Or Defense?
Both sides have merrit. However, I advocate a three pronged strategy:
* If you have something worth stealing, assume that someone will try. This necessitates defense.
* Do cooperate with authorities to identify intruders and thieves.
* Assume that someone will eventually succeed in stealing information. With this in mind, follow a divide and conquer strategy of separating related pieces of data or keeping details needed to process the information separate from the information. By the time the thieves realize what is missing you may be a step ahead of them. Even better, provide fake data that appears to be the missing part and make that data somehow an embarrassment to the thieves.
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