Is Your DR Plan Vulnerable to an Attack?

    Date24 Mar 2006
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Sorry, I have to do this. I have to rant. Here's what I have to get off my chest. News item: "DHS Scores F on Cybersecurity Report Card." Last week, a congressional oversight committee gave the U.S. Department of Homeland Security a failing grade on its annual cybersecurity report card. Congress says that when it comes to protecting the country's data infrastructure -- an entity that in itself has become critical to the continued functioning of the U.S. economy -- the DHS is a D-U-N-C-E. Appalling.

    Shortly after 9/11, I published an article at SNWonline.com that stated that an aggressive and well-thought-out attack on our financial information systems could be economically devastating. Furthermore, I wrote that the attacker didn't have to strike by exploding a dirty bomb or hijacking a plane. In fact, the attack could be executed without taking a single life. An attacker using electronic means could even be smart and resourceful enough to disable disaster recovery (DR) capabilities just before launching an attack.

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