The United States has become a digital civilization. Everything that we do is backed up to the internet and we rely on computers with our most precious information. Recently, it has become painfully aware that our digital lives are under attack and the protective measures that were previously working have begun to fail. No one is safe from cyber-attacks as Apple, The New York Times and others have recently been the victims of cyber security scandals.
The cyber security attacks aren’t just limited to American businesses, American intellectual property has also been targeted. The loss of American intellectual property in cyber-attacks is called “the greatest transfer of wealth in history” by the National Security Agency. All the while, the government is spending close to $50 billion on computer security. It has become clear that most of those funds are spent on ineffective security systems.
Security is an crucial part of computer architecture and design that must be incorporated from the bottom up. It cannot be passed off onto the users or relegated to an after-the-fact strategy. Then it becomes as effective as using a band aid to cover up a bullet wound.
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