The Sony Pictures Hack: The Government's Role, National Security, and the Way Ahead
Technical Report,01 Nov 2017,31 Mar 2018
Naval War College Newport United States
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The unprecedented 2014 cyber attack against Sony Pictures highlighted how vulnerable corporate infrastructure is to both sophisticated and relatively unsophisticated cyber effects-based operations. Without comprehensive regulatory measures to force more serious security measures, the private network infrastructure most of the government and military communications traverse will remain vulnerable to both advanced persistent threats and less sophisticated threat actors. This paper considers the Sony Pictures cyber attack from the perspective of its national security impact and attempts to recommend a way ahead to begin addressing the issues.
- Computer Systems Management and Standards
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics