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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors 180

Posted by timothy
from the budget-suddenly-has-room-for-a-shredder dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new study sheds light on the attitudes of a very exclusive group of IT and security managers — those employed by U.S. defense contractors — at a time when national cybersecurity is under scrutiny. Most indicated that the Edward Snowden incident has changed their companies' cybersecurity practices: their employees now receive more cybersecurity awareness training, some have re-evaluated employee data access privileges, others have implemented stricter hiring practices. While defense contractors seem to have better security practices in place and are more transparent than many companies in the private sector, they are finding the current cyber threat onslaught just as difficult to deal with."
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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

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  • by gallondr00nk (868673) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @10:38AM (#46173439)
    It's funny, but since yesterday and the javascript popup, I find myself unable to type any comment that isn't directly about the beta.
  • by Bob9113 (14996) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @10:38AM (#46173441) Homepage

    Javascript dancing baloney and giant pretty pictures belong on USA Today, not Slashdot.

    The meat of Slashdot, the substance that draws viewers here instead of the alternatives, is the comments. Lose those comments and you will lose the eyeballs. Lose the eyeballs and you will lose the ad revenue.

    Alternatively, you can accept that you made a mistake, keep Slashdot classic, and keep the steady flow of cash. Make the right business decision, here, Dice. Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

    No legitimate discussion until Slashdot classic is restored. Sacrifice a few days of discussion now to save all the days in the future. The Spirit of Mohdri Dragon [] Lives! (feel free to get drunk and naked while posting)

  • by SenorPez (840621) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @10:47AM (#46173527) Homepage
    Me: Beta can't be that bad, right? *clicks link to see beta version of article* Me: Wow. That's terrible. It's like Digg and Reddit had a baby. Whoever thinks it's a good design should go back to working on the latest internet startup that ends in "er" without the "e".
  • Re:Boycott (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Arrogant-Bastard (141720) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @10:47AM (#46173529)
    As one of the first users of this site (yes, I know my UID number, it's not my original one), I fully support this.

    Moreover, IF the people running this site are so obstinate, stupid, and ignorant that they persist anyway: then the boycott needs to be permanent. We ALL need to leave. We need to teach a lesson, and if the only way that lesson can be communicated is over the bleak, abandoned corpse of slashdot, then that's how it has to be.

    I could warn you of course, but you would not listen. I could kill you, but someone would take your place. So I do the only thing I can. I go."
  • Re:Boycott (Score:5, Interesting)

    by TheNastyInThePasty (2382648) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @11:07AM (#46173745)

    Hah. You're right about the word veracity. I should have used arrogance or audacity.

    You're also possibly right that the workers think they have created gold too. However, any project manager worth his salt would look at the reaction to the redesign and change the course of the work. The lowly nerd at the bottom of the totem pole might be stubborn enough to want to keep his way, but he has no power. The managers are the ones with the power to decide whether or not the beta moves forward. It is ultimately their fault but it's unlikely that they will shoulder the blame.

  • Re:Boycott (Score:5, Interesting)

    by AndroSyn (89960) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @11:39AM (#46174113) Homepage

    I don't usually respond to off-topic stuff like this, but seriously what the fuck is up with the beta design? This crap is terrible...absolutely terrible. Do not want. I've been wondering why I still stick around /. but I think the new site might be the final nail in the coffin for me.

    RIP /. you used to suck, now you just fail.

  • by Jahoda (2715225) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @01:08PM (#46175225) Homepage
    Dude, don't worry - by the looks of it, Alice Hill appears to be woman. This isn't 4chan or reddit, the worst she can expect from us slashdotters would be an army of us asking to carry her books every day.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.