Top Stories of 2011

TOP STORIES OF 2011 #1  AMAZON WARS 2010 ended with the Amazon Tax in effect in three states totally approximately ten percent of the population and GDP.  With the addition of Arkansas, Calfornia, Connecticut, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Vermont the tax has some applicability in states which comprise about 1/3 of the population and GDP the…

Cyber Security: 2012 Threat Predictions

Year end cyber security threat reports by McAfee and Cisco provide some useful warnings and recommendations for 2012.     McAfee lists the top 10 threats as: Industrial threats will mature and segment Embedded hardware attacks will widen and deepen  Hacktivism and Anonymous will reboot and evolve  Virtual currency systems will experience broader and more…

Cyber Attacks a Growing Threat to US Business and National Security

Cyber Attacks a Growing Threat to US Business and National Security Bennet Kelley September 15, 2011 The past few weeks have seen a series of cyber attacks against the U.S. government (including penetrating the CIA and US Senate websites); Gmail accounts for U.S. officials, Chinese activists and journalists; multiple defense contractors including Lockheed Martin;international bodies…