Yesterday, we discussed the rather dismal view of cyber-attacks against the country’s computers and, in fact, against the country itself. The situation is summed up by the words of Mike Tuchen, chief executive of the Boston data security company Rapid7 LLC. He tells us that virtually all company networks will be breached sooner or later. The only question remaining is when they will find out. In his words, “The question isn’t will I get compromised, but how quickly will I discover it when I am.”
Waltham-based computer security company CounterTackInc.’s Chairman William Fallon adds that, in order to defend against these attacks, “The best thing you can do is to have intelligence, not just spending all your money throwing up walls, which is not going to work.”
After the various years of experiences in dealing with these problems (not to mention the years in which the government only had access to such tools) and who knows how much money spend on them…the situation looks pretty dismal.
Now let’s turn to something which may seem totally different, but, as you will see, isn’t when it comes to a particular crucial point.
As you have probably heard, Boston was the scene of horrendous