n Chapter 5, the interesting and controversial topic of cyber security is presented. As stated in the course textbook, battling cyber threats is one of the costs of doing business in today’s globally-connected corporate environment. Distributed Denial-of-Service attacks (DDoS), malware infections, and other black-hat hacker generated security breaches have increased in frequency and pose even greater threats to government agencies, military organizations, and corporate enterprises. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Sony, Target, JP Morgan and eBay are just some of the entities that experienced major data breaches in 2015. The greatest theft of medical records ever occurred in 2015 at the health insurers Anthem and Primera. Of great concern and receiving much media attention is that regarding the potential for power-grid cyber attacks, something that would clearly undermine the safety and security of the world’s nations.
Written Assignment: Conduct research on a recent threat or attack on a government agency, military organization, or corporate enterprise. Present data that describes the type of threat, the degree of harm caused by the threat, and describe who or what entity the perpetrator(s) might have been that could benefit from such an action. Give details on solutions that might have prevented the exploit and could be utilized to assist in mitigating or eliminating cyber threats in the future.
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