America is in short supply of cyber-experts

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Target data breach could have been a story pulled from a heist movie, with the thief coming in through the airducts.

Reports indicate the multi-billion dollar hack took place after the network credentials of a heating and air conditioning subcontractor paid to remotely monitor the temperature at Target stores was exploited. This is a plausible explanation — and is worrisome even if proved wrong.

The breach was one of the largest U.S. cybercrimes to date. And it should be a wake-up call for consumers, businesses, and government leaders alike — when everything is connected, everything is vulnerable.

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