Is cybersecurity funding asymmetrical?

Thursday - 9/2/2010, 5:30pm EDT

Paul A. Strassmann, Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences, George Mason University.

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  • The Defense Department is spending more than 3 billion dollars annually on IT to secure networks against incoming cyber attacks. But it spends far fewer dollars to protect against outgoing compromising data from insiders, a situation one professor calls incredibly asymmetrical. Paul A. Strassmann is a Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences at George Mason University. He joins the DorobekInsider this afternoon at 3:30 and 4:30 with more information on why this asymmetrical problem exits.

  • Also, with all the potential leaks and breaches that come with social networking tools, like Facebook and Twitter, do the dangers outweigh the benefits for the Defense Department? Professor Strassmann says it's all about balance.

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