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DDoS and the Democratization of Censorship

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In the past, most concepts of censorship — like those in the works of George Orwell or Aldous Huxley — imagined that those in power would use their influence to decide what can and cannot be said or printed. However, just as the internet has created a space for more voices to be heard (e.g., on social media platforms), it ...

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Cyber Security: You Get What You Pay For

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Sometimes it pays to shop for the absolute lowest price, such as airline tickets, or brand-name consumer products you can get at several locations. Other times — like in houses, cars or healthcare — going too far in the bargain hunt can bite you in the butt. Cyber security is one area in which you simply do not want to ...

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Hacking the Heartland (Part 1): Old MacDonald Got Hacked

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What kind of imagery does the term “cyber security landscape” conjure up for you? Chances are, it’s not the wide-open, rolling fields you see on farmlands. In fact, that is the kind of scenery you’d expect to be far removed from the world of hackers and complicated data networks. But it’s precisely this setting where we’re seeing cyber security concerns ...

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What the New Cyber Incident Policy Directive Means for Your Organization


What exactly is the difference between a run-of-the-mill cyber incident and a “significant” cyber incident? Your organization may or may not have had to ponder this question in the past, but the federal government certainly has — and it’s an important question to boot. The distinction among severity levels will weigh heavily in the government’s response to cyber threats, and ...

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