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Digital Resilience by Richard A. Clarke, Ray A. Rothrock

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Why Resilience Is the Only Rational Cybersecurity Choice

November 30, 2013—From offices in Bangalore, India, employees of the Silicon Valley security firm FireEye alerted Minneapolis-based Target that they had detected evidence of a security breach of Target’s digital network. By this time the U.S. retailer, second only to Walmart in size, had been a FireEye client for about six months, having hired the company for $1.6 million to create a state-of-the-art network security system.1

The 2013 attack against Target was one of more than three thousand that year.2 So, cyberattacks are far from unusual. In fact in 2016, the Ponemon Institute, which conducts independent research on privacy, data protection, and information security ...

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