Should The Government Hire Hackers (more) ? Linus Torvalds says in his Prologue that, for the hacker, "the computer itself is entertainment, "meaning that the hacker programs because he finds programming intrinsically interesting, exciting, and joyous (The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age by PEKKA HIMANEN)” Many private companies have been hiring hackers not to be confused by crackers (Someone who enjoys hacking for malicious purposes) who are bad. As a matter of fact many states and including ours have created competitions to fine talented hackers and hire them into the government. In 2011 U.S federal agents attended a convention known as defcon. According to an article written by Gerry Smith, “as cyber-attacks continue to increase in both number and scale, the government has launched a massive recruiting effort to hire computer-savvy employees who can help defend the nation in cyberspace.’ All of this comes down to should the government hire hackers? Yes and no for many reasons some of these being, they can protect against other hackers, less people would be hacking for the wrong reasons, and they can unveil cyber security issues in the U.S government. In the same light one of the many reasons why many governments hire hackers is because many find it a waste of “talent” if there not hired by the government. An example of this is china, according to fox news “”The New York Times cites cyber security experts in reporting Shanghai-based hackers have targeted at least 20 foreign defense contractors over the past two years in an apparent attempt to obtain technology “behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones.””. As cyber-attack keep increasing the only measurement is left is to hire hackers. According to an article written by N. R. KLEINFIELD and SOMINI SENGUPTA and published by the New York Times “On the Internet he was Sabu, a notorious celebrity who led a scattered tribe of politically motivated “hacktivists,” revered as the sly mastermind of brash computer attacks. Then, when he was caught, he slipped into the role of federal informant.” Once a cyber-criminal and now a federal informant, “As an informant, he helped bring down a batch of prominent fellow hackers in Europe and the United States. They were indicted on a charge of computer crimes that the authorities said affected one million victims, along with major
Haley on Hacker Article Review
In the article I read, the South Carolina agency web site has been hacked and millions of social security numbers and credit and debit card numbers belonging to approximately 77 percent of South Carolina residents have been compromised. 387,000 credit and debit card numbers and 3.6 million social security numbers, all unencrypted, have been exposed. Haley said she knows where the attack came from, but would not reveal the location of the hacker so the investigation…
Case Study: "Sony Reels From Multiple Hacker Attacks"
The purpose of this paper to answer the questions purposed in writing assignment 6. The first question involves the hacking of the Sony PSN and the effects this has on organizations. The second question involves whether it is even reasonable to assume that organizations can have protection measures in place to stop the world’s best hackers. The third question involves whether or not hackers should be prosecuted and sent to jail. The…
Peter T. Leeson Department of Economics West Virginia University
Christopher J. Coyne Department of Economics Hampden-Sydney College
Abstract This paper considers various classes of computer hackers, with a special emphasis on fame-driven versus profit-driven hackers. We use simple economic analysis to examine how each of these hacking “markets” work. The resulting framework is employed to evaluate current U.S. policy aimed at reducing the threat of computer hacking and shows…
the society, Sony explode the economies by increasing the clash flow. Sony corporate is so large, they can control a significant part of local economy. They also provide many jobs and much of the income for the community. Employees and even the government are strongly depending on the corporate for income, tax revenue and cash flow.
Sony Hong Kong is promised to perform corporate social responsibility through their business practice. Sony has established the Personal Information Management, Risk…
vulnerabilities. With the increase of XSS, business and customer will be worry and anxious of their data outflow and privacy exposure. Recently, TweetDeck temporarily brought down by XXS hack. TweetDeck is a popular application which under twitter. Hacker hit the service with rapid retweet and strange error message TweetDeck user reported the issue and said the code retweeting by unknown users and the code spreading to other users. One retweet manage that 38000 times retweet in two minute. Major TweetDeck…
P R E S E N T E D B Y: C A N S A N D R A M C N A I R
• Employers do have a right to set a standard of
who they want to work for their organization
• HR Departments have been accused of screening
• What should be done with the Question?
• “have you ever been convicted of a crime other than a
minor traffic violation.
• This question points out past criminal offenses
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPURTUNITY
• EEOC- states that persons that are convicted…
health care provider. Another category would be a healh plan. Health insurance companies, HMO's, private company health plans which include those that are self-insured, and government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the military and verterans health care programs. These health care programs are paid by the U.S. Government. The final category is health care clearing house which includes entities that process nonstandard health information they receive from another entity into a standard electronic…
Unable to determine if they should call
“Seattle Police” or “FBI”?
iPremier’s Response to Attack: Very Poor
• Unable to determine if they should
“disconnect the communication lines”
• initially CIO and CTO had discussion - may lose logging
data that could help them figure out what happened
(preserving evidence to find root cause of problem; and
what to disclose publicly);
• later concluded that detailed logs have not been enabled
• Unable to determine if they should call
“Seattle Police” or “FBI”…
networks, whereas Software firewalls are best suited for home use. Hardware firewalls is a small metal box so one could hook up to a computer network just like if you were to add a printer etc. Software firewalls gives you a level of protections from hackers and unwanted intrusions. Software firewalls packages has anti
Spam, antivirus, even anti-popup ads. There are also parental controls to manage what or certain websites your minor can visit.
Barracuda Firewall is the newest Hardware. It has email…
May 25, 2015
Dr. Shawna Butler
Organizational Responsibility and Current Healthcare Issues
Not many of us loves the healthcare system in the United States because it’s the hospitals, pharmaceutical contractors, and physician that fleece the government of around 100 billion dollars (healthcare fraud). Some hospitals bill services for doctors who are not even alive (healthcare fraud). Some of these people who commit these crimes are hospital administrators (healthcare fraud). These people are very…