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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors 180

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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  • Lurker (Score:5, Informative)

    by Octojay ( 3528011 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @10:56AM (#46173633)
    I've been lurking on Slashdot since its inception but haven't felt the need to create an account until now. I will be joining the boycott on February 10-17th. Beta is absolutely terrible, I gave them that feedback when they introduced it and apparently so had everyone else but they chose not to listen. This site is something special, please don't let them destroy it.
  • by CaptainStumpy ( 1132145 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @11:16AM (#46173837)
    beta is crappy.
  • by ThEATrE ( 1071762 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @11:17AM (#46173847)
    This most recent redesign is just unusable. I will leave 100% if this is the new Slashdot.
  • by ThEATrE ( 1071762 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @11:18AM (#46173859)
    I tested out the beta in a new window and if it keeps up, I will remove it from my history so it doesn't autofill in my browser navigation bar and just stop coming here.
  • Re:Boycott (Score:4, Informative)

    by chihowa ( 366380 ) * on Thursday February 06, 2014 @12:45PM (#46174939)

    Fuck waiting until next week. I'm starting today.

    All of the comments are just talking about Beta, which is completely understandable but completely uninteresting. [Note to the mods: this is how it should be. Trying to bury the Beta discussion won't fix things.] I'll check back in after the boycott and see if there's anything left standing.

    If there isn't, I want to thank all of you for many years of good conversation and interesting discussions. This was a great thing to be a part of for a time.

    I'm going to have to add a firewall rule to keep habit and muscle memory from bringing me back here until then. Productivity, here I come!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 06, 2014 @02:02PM (#46175861)

    Pardon the caps.

    I got a response from her over linkedin that she no longer works there:

    "[AC], I'm not sure what is going on today, but I have not been with Slashdot Media for some time.( Guess I need to update my LinkedIn profile.) I gather the beta is causing some negative responses. I can tell you that the site feedback is taken very seriously and no one wants to drive away a loyal community. Please use the submission forms or whatever process is in place because the data is being compiled and that will drive a lot of the changes made.

    My apologies for any negativity - I have been a /. user since the 90s myself.

    --Alice "

    Don't email her - it does no good and affects an innocent person.

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