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CIO’s: You’ve Got a Target On Your Back, Use It!

Posted by Bob Warfield on May 24, 2011

Bummer of a birthmarkThis week’s InfoBoom post is all about security and Sony’s recent epidemic of hacker attacks.  I can’t imagine any CIO watching the Sony/Hacker drama unfold wouldn’t be wondering whether it could happen to their organization. I was reminded of it again when I read this morning about “Another day, another attack on Sony.”

Clearly Sony had very much underestimated their risks, but isn’t it likely almost everyone has too? So far, Sony has estimated $171 million in costs relating to these attacks.  In this post, I look at whether a strategy similar to Netflix’s “Chaos Monkey” might help CIO’s feel a little more secure.

Check it out on InfoBoom.

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