ITT Technical Institute
Strategies for Technical Professional
Professor Tim Trieu
June 23 2014
Hacking and Cyber Security
The effectiveness of Cyber Security mostly depends on the construction in design, development and operation of the cyber system. Many of the software we have now are still poorly engineered that getting access can be done so easily by those who know their ways around the system. As stated by Edward Amoroso CITATION Edw06 \l 1033 (Amoroso, 2006) these vulnerabilities can be then used by anyone who wants to cause harm from any location. This is why cyber-attacks can be considered a big threat.
Since the word hacking had been associated with Cyber Terrorism, the original concept of the word “hacking” had been lost. About three decades ago, there were these so called geniuses at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey named Ritchie, Kernighan, Morris and Thompson. CITATION Edw06 \l 1033 (Amoroso, 2006) Back then hacking simply meant ripping things apart and putting them back together in order to have a better understanding of the design. Nowadays, the meaning of the word hacking had been transformed to cyber vandalism. Hacking actually plays an important role in the development of technology. Understanding and finding flaws in a previous system can help make for a better upgrade. But of course using the hacking technique to gather unauthorized information should never be tolerated by the law.
Our technology had been advancing further that a war in the future might be fought through computers and networks. Some countries such as China, Taiwan, North Korea,…