Tuesday, May 31, 2011
On the heels of multiple hackings of Sony web sites comes the news that The News Hour on the Public Broadcasting Service was hacked and a phony story left on its site. It is clear that nobody is safe. Computer security is now a reputation issue, and it has moved from the back office to a front line consideration. While hackers are hitting high-profile organizations now, it won't take much for them to go after any institution for real and imagined grievances. There is only one protection against this assault. That is renewed emphasis on security and vigilance. It is expensive but it is a must. Put a to-do on your list to check with the IT department about the security of your web sites.