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Cyberwarfare & the Battle to Protect Supply Chain Data

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mfbertozzi
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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
mfbertozzi   3/4/2013 12:53:42 PM
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@The Source: it is true, for now it seems concerns regarding privacy and similar matters, are responsible for the slowly adoption of the cloud services, but sooner or later any companies will migrate towards that paradigm due to the need of ensure an urgent capex reduction.

mfbertozzi
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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
mfbertozzi   3/4/2013 12:51:05 PM
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@The source: I see the point and I am sorry because in my mind, it should be the time for planning a jointly effort in order to be stronger in front of new possible threats.

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
hash.era   2/28/2013 8:59:02 AM
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@ The Source: Yes indeed. Any data set has a price tag on it and it differs fromrequirement to requirement. So loosing data means a very serious issue since its priceless.

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
The Source   2/27/2013 10:55:39 AM
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hash.era

The issue of blame is a very serious one.  Companies that have sensitive data stolen from their computer systems stand to lose millions of dollars,  I wouldn't want to be the person that is partially responsible for such an incident.    

 

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
hash.era   2/27/2013 10:38:49 AM
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The Source: Even if you do a proper risk assesment, its difficult to prevent the damage that might cause from un-expected scenarios. Anyway its always better to have the best ready so no one can blame on the damage.

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
The Source   2/27/2013 9:44:37 AM
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mfbertozzi,

With regard to cloud computing, survey after survey shows that company executives are concerned about security and privacy issues, and many companies have decided to manage their sensitive information on their own data systems while using the cloud for non-essential data. Still, there are many high-tech companies that use the cloud to manage supply chain data.       

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
The Source   2/27/2013 9:33:11 AM
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mfbertozzi,

One of the difficulties here is that many companies don't want to admit that they've been attacked by cybercriminals, even though that might be changing.  Here's a New York Times article about that subject:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/technology/hacking-victims-edge-into-light.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

mfbertozzi
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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
mfbertozzi   2/27/2013 4:05:18 AM
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@_hm: I agree; speaking for myself, I think that electronic data means automatically security issues to address, it doesn't matter the process or the specific area of business chain we are telling about. Cloud could be a way for moving forward, but it brings are issues and concern on security, than there's still a long path to run.

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Re: Why protect only supply chain data?
The Source   2/26/2013 2:01:40 PM
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hash.era,

There's no doubt about it, a successful malware attack can have a devastating effect on a company's data systems.  You've noted that what is needed is a risk assessment across the data network, and I would contend high-tech companies must include their partners, third party suppliers and other business associates across the supply chain in any risk assessment program. 

 

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Finding balance
Brian Fuller   2/26/2013 1:18:16 PM
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Key question is how do we as countries find balance between cyber-security and civil liberties/human rights. 

It's clearly a tension that is increasing. Thoughts?

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