Cyber Security

By now we have all read of the horrible ransom cyber attacks shutting down hospitals in the UK, and elsewhere. Email breaches of even the CIA Director's private emails. (If the Director of America's foremost global intelligence agency cannot keep his email safe - what does that say for the rest of us?) And much worse, or equally as bad: car bluetooth and systems hacking that leads to not just cyber intrusion and felony privacy violation - phone calls, texts, voicemails, emails, navigational GPS directions requested) - The US Department of Defense (one of 28+ major US federal agencies - but also can put drivers and passengers at deadly risk. Your vechicle's camera, warning systems, even electrical and fuel systems, are all hackable, to the dedicated criminal. (or ex-spouse. or rival.)

The US Department of Defense deflects 40,000+ cyber attacks each month.

And is one of the most successful agencies worldwide, at defeating cyber intrusion. And almost all DOD work is now in, or soon will be, migrated to Amazon's cloud. Off of the former milCLOUD. Such spectacular success is is achieved in part through extremely tight network and cyber security; and partly through rigorous OPSEC - operations and human - security discipline. Rigor in organizational and IT discipline = rigor in OPSEC. And it will always be the "human factor" - carelessness, intentional error or sabotague or espionage, or poor training and understanding - that remains the highest risk for any enterprise-wide security.