Verizon and Secret Service team up for cybersecurity

Friday - 7/30/2010, 3:33pm EDT

Wade Baker, Director of Risk Intelligence, Verizon

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  • You see reports about data breaches all the time -- but do you really know what data has been compromised? Verizon does, and they compile all that data - more than 900 million breaches - into their annual Data Breaches Investigation Report. And this year for the first time, they have teamed up with the Secret Service. Wade Baker is the Director of Risk Intelligence at Verizon. He says the collaboration with the Secret Service is the first of it's kind. You can hear the report by clicking on the audio link at the top of the page.

  • Are we really in a 'cyberwar' with China? The retired head of the CIA, Michael Hayden, is adding his voice to an effort by the Obama administration to downplay such talk. The Financial Times reports on a speech Hayden made yesterday on the topic. He was one of those appearing at the annual Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. Instead of describing the situation as 'war,' Hayden suggested the U.S. needs to listen to the advice his father gave him as a nine-year-old: to "Quit whining, act like a man and defend yourself."

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