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Cyber Security, in light of recent events.

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posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:09 PM
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Most know what to do, some are too cheap to spend the money on something you "may" not need. But when you find out you need it, it's too late.
Ransomware attacks happen in an instant. A seemingly harmless email is received, someone clicks the link provided, and boom, every node on the network has it's data encrypted, and the only way to get it back it pay the ransom, or restore from backup.

Problem is, the backup you should have been paying for lapsed, and the IT guy quit last month and rehiring that position has been slow.

If you have a critical operation, redundancy is needed. It's not cheap, and quite a few people will shy away from the cost, due to, well, cheapness. But when you consider the cost, factor in what you might loose in a week of downtime. maybe two. Does the ROI look a little better now?

I have this attitude as an IT guy, who has seen the ramifications of being cheap. I can't help but feel bad for the folks that loose thousands and hundreds of thousands, but if you won't spend the money, you are gabling with your livelihood. And the hackers who profit from this don't give a rats ass who you are, or how good of a person you may be.

If you have any control over your companies IT, ask some questions. Educate yourself a bit on redundancy, backups, offsite backups, and for the love of all that's holy, listen to the IT guy. You hired him for his opinion and skills. Use them.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:28 PM
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That was a long winded post when the bottom line is...IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB.a reply to: network dude



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
That was a long winded post when the bottom line is...IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB.a reply to: network dude



I saw the pipeline looking to hire a network security guy today.

Something tells me they just didn't have one before, the hack could be from anyone/anywhere...

But IMO it was those pesky liberals running the gub'ment.
Same ones just shut down another pipeline.

They're causing an intentional fuel shortage.

So they're making the problem- how long before they tell us what the solution they've already planned is?



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
That was a long winded post when the bottom line is...IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB.a reply to: network dude



That's what I came here to say.

I worked in the IT industry years ago in a country where security was an issue. I told everyone who asked me the same answer: If you want security, stay away from the Internet.

But, yeah, considering that his was an inside job, no amount of security would have helped.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac




They're causing an intentional fuel shortage.

Best answer.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:45 PM
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People dont want to spend money to actually secure their networks because everyone goes why would anyone hack here.

At least 2 of the times my information was hacked off of big time servers it was because they had someone with any old degree that knew someone in the network security office.

its part of the reason I chose me degree program.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: network dude

I'm over in the IMS world now and people would absolutely crap themselves if they knew the level of software, encryption and protections many of these companies use in their operations. I'm going back to mailing my bills.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 06:36 PM
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I am glad I'm currently getting an education in cyber security. Turns our we're in high demand lol. 2 more years.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: lordcomac
They're causing an intentional fuel shortage.


Dumb Americans are causing a fuel shortage. If people just buy what they need, all of the stations have plenty. But... we have people hoarding gas like they did toilet paper last year, and WE are causing a shortage.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 07:17 PM
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Cyber security is an every day thing.

This alleged "crisis" is just an example of stupid people. IS people deal with WAY worse stuff than this every single day!!

THIS, is a manufactured crisis!!

Think otherwise? LOL...you're misinformed!!

ETA - Want proof?... "precautionary measures"..."might" invade and take over'..."no specific attacks"...

Y'all are being SUCKAH...'D!!!

LOLOLOLOL!!!
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posted on May, 12 2021 @ 07:26 PM
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Well I'm in the South, so far same price regardless of whateveryone is saying (maybe just here in hick town). The places that are really out? Maybe look and seewhat is really going on there, besides the gas headlines? Just a guess



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: incoserv


But, yeah, considering that his was an inside job, no amount of security would have helped.


With so many working remote outside the confines of the intranet it really doesn't surprise me something like this could happen.

I'm not going to act as if I know exactly what happened. But the current theory of remote access sounds plausible.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:21 PM
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I have a friend who was in the Airforce...Cyber Securty and warfare was his specialty. Nobody just hits a swith or a key and allows the hacker entrance into a system. All these big retailers claim they were hacked, meanwhile they sell your info. a reply to: incoserv



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:22 PM
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All part of the Green New Deal...its being shoved down our throats.a reply to: lordcomac



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk


Want proof?.


Yes.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:36 PM
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It's China. biden gave China access to our energy grid. Texas windmills were the first attack, Colonial Pipeline was the second attack. Who is the biden administration blaming the hack on? RUSSIA of course, diverting attention from the actual attackers, CHINA! What is the biden administration doing to solve the problem? They are proposing that these "private companies" have to share all their information with the govt and pay the govt fees to oversee their security.

abcnews.go.com...

"President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at modernizing the federal government's response to cyberattacks -- by "improving information-sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector on cyber issues,""

"A senior administration official clarified on a call with reporters that the federal government would mandate private companies "doing business with the federal government" share information with it about hacks."

""We pushed the authority as far as we could," the official told reporters, "and said anybody doing business with the U.S. government will have to share incidents, so that we can use that information to protect Americans more broadly.""

"The order will require all software bought by the federal government to meet certain security standards within nine months, the official said."

biden is opening this country up for a literal takeover by China with no bullets. We already know that biden and his family are owned by China, and he is setting this country up to be brought to our knees by China.



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:39 PM
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What do you think of President Biden's solution to gasoline supplies being interrupted, due to Cyber attacks?

“I’d also point out that, I think what this shows is that I think we have to make a greater investment in education, as it relates to being able to train and graduate more people proficient in cybersecurity.”

“It’s important that we do this and the cybersecurity piece is one I think you’re gonna see where we need significantly larger number of experts in the area of cybersecurity working for private companies, as well as private companies being willing to share data as to what how they’re protecting themselves,” Biden said.

“I think that’s part of the long-term answer not just in terms of energy, but across the board.”
More at: thefederalist.com...

Graduating more Cybersecurity Experts will reduce the odds of future breaches of our Energy sector?



posted on May, 12 2021 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Not even a total mental case will understand that statement 🤣🤣🤣




posted on May, 12 2021 @ 09:06 PM
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I have been in IT for a long time. I am now about 8 months from graduating UM Cybersecurity Bootcamp. I already have recruiters offering me ridiculous money and benefits. over 557,000 job openings in Cybersecurity. 3,300 in my 3 county area. One guy just got hired by the pentagon for $500k. The Solar Winds hack uleashed serious problems. The source code for MS Win 10, Exchange, and Server has been hacked by the Chinese 2 weeks after the Russian's hacked Solar Winds.

Quantum Computers are being released in 2023 and if you think we have problems now, just wait. They can decrypt current encryption standards in minutes compared to thousands of years. Since I have been in class, money has gone up, jobs have increased, and people that put their resumes online are gone within a day according to these recruiters. Things like this pipeline attack only drive it up further. I will easy make 6 digits in CS.

The DarkSide a Russian group is responsible for the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, not China!

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posted on May, 13 2021 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: Bigbrooklyn
I have a friend who was in the Airforce...Cyber Securty and warfare was his specialty. Nobody just hits a swith or a key and allows the hacker entrance into a system. All these big retailers claim they were hacked, meanwhile they sell your info. a reply to: incoserv



you should talk to someone in IT. A seemingly innocent email comes in, and it has a link to something you normally go to. Once you click on that link it appears nothing happens. But as soon as that link is clicked, every file on the network is encrypted and it takes a few seconds. You will get a nice message explaining the reason you can't see any data, and you will be given instructions of how much bitcoin to send the bad guys. It happens just like that every day.



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