Cyberthreat

Discussion Assignment Question

Chapter 5 of the course textbook states: “In 2013, cyberthreats were at the top of US intelligence reports for the first time. Cyberthreats are now the number one type of danger facing the United States, according to current National Intelligence Director James Clapper, who coordinates the CIA, NSA, and many other agencies” (Turban, Volonino, & Wood, 2015, p.152).

Question:

Perhaps you, a friend, or relative have been the victim of one of the recent cyber attacks at Target, BofA, or Citibank. Is it possible for businesses such as these to fully prevent such threats to your personal security or are they fighting a losing battle?

Remember, one goal in the Discussion assignments is to create an atmosphere of interaction by posting meaningful responses that advance and expand the depth of the discussion. Do this by providing additional support to your peers’ initial and response posts, or if appropriate, by challenging them if you feel that the data that they presented is weak. Likewise, when a peer challenges the data in your posts, debate the issue, and providing further support for your points of view on the topic