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The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report (cnbc.com) 122

The next president of the United States will face a cybercrisis within 100 days, predicts report from analysts at Forrester. The crisis could come as a result of hostile actions from another country or internal conflict over privacy and security legislation, said Forrester analyst Amy DeMartine, lead author of the firm's top cybersecurity risks for 2017 report, due to be made public Tuesday. From a report on CNBC:History grades a president's first 100 days as the mark of how their four-year term will unfold, so those early days are particularly precarious, said DeMartine. The new commander in chief will face pressure from foreign entities looking to embarrass them early on, just as U.S. government agencies jockey for position within the new administration, she said. Cyberwarfare between Russia and the U.S. will escalate, and the U.S. government will respond in 2017, said DeMartine. [...] Chinese government hacking will continue in 2017, despite a joint agreement not to conduct cybertheft of intellectual property. The massive U.S. Office of Personnel Management breach, which exposed the records of millions of U.S government workers, has strained diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China, since the U.S. believes Chinese spies carried out the attack. Countries like North Korea and Iran have been building capabilities for offensive purposes and will likely try to hack public and private databases, said DeMartine.
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The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within 100 Days, Predicts Report

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  • how to!! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by zlives ( 2009072 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:23PM (#53186333)

    easy fix,
    tell nsa to stop hacking citizens and focus on outside threats.

    • NSA should find and publish zero days, not find and collect them for their own use.

      • NSA should find and publish zero days, not find and collect them for their own use.

        Well, if they didn't use them ON US citizens...then their actions would be just fine.

        After all, they are an agency who's mission is (supposed to be) spying on foreigners and foreign nations.

        It is their somewhat recent (as far as we know) turning of their sites inward and doing domestic spying that is what has gone wrong with them.

        We do need them in their primary mission, spying on foreign interests.

  • Obviously (Score:5, Funny)

    by TykeClone ( 668449 ) <TykeClone@gmail.com> on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:30PM (#53186373) Homepage Journal
    Hillary's e-mails on the Wiener's laptop will be exposed
    • by Oswald McWeany ( 2428506 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:40PM (#53186451)

      Hillary's e-mails on the Wiener's laptop will be exposed

      That's better than Hillary's wiener on the Emails laptop being exposed.

      • by bongey ( 974911 )

        The Clinton campaign is experiencing election dysfunction, their having a hard time keeping the campaign up.

        • by Tablizer ( 95088 )

          "This Home Server pill may cause electoral dysfunction. If your electoral dysfunction lasts until November 8, you will survive as long as electoral dysfunction from other medications affects your competitor deeper and harder.

          Symptoms may include coughing, sniffing, regurgitation of green phlegm into your water glass, ignored pneumonia, calling others "deplorable", insulting pageant contestants and veterans, urge to build walls, and rapid change of subject when the topic of emails is brought up.

          Notice: the B

      • At least this time it's not Bill's wiener that's causing problems for Hillary.

    • Methinks Wiener was sexting Hilary, who was posing as the 15 year old
    • by Tablizer ( 95088 )

      Hillary has already had bunches of cybercrisises.

      "The Next President Will Face a Cybercrisis Within -100 Days"

      FTFY

      • by rtb61 ( 674572 )

        That story is actually an early propaganda plant for limited martial laws due the the unpopularity of the establishment selected president and the blatantly phony election process. They are expecting a major disturbance across the political spectrum from left to right and are establishing the early line for the necessity of martial law to enforce the power of a corrupt establishment plant. No jokes in this what so ever, they have created a climate for chaos and just keep pushing and pushing and pushing to

  • by PPH ( 736903 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:30PM (#53186377)

    She's already more than 100 days ahead of Trump with her cybercrisis.

  • At least one candidate has suffered cyber crises 100 days preceding, at least.

  • by Feneric ( 765069 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:39PM (#53186435) Homepage
    Neither Democrats nor Republicans thought that being even a little bit computer-savvy would be useful for the POTUS. This means that the decisions made by either will likely be either 100% trusted to aides, or made by "feel". Furthermore, both these candidates have expressed an interest in increased surveillance, weakened encryption, etc. Seriously, how do you think this'll play out?
    • Donald's already said he is going to ask his 10 year old to handle cyber. The kids really good at computers.

    • by AmiMoJo ( 196126 )

      I dunno, Trump seems to have a pretty good handle on how huge the cyber is these days.

      To be honest I think being clueless might be the best option. If they knew more they might do some real damage.

    • Trusted aides? I think you mean lobbyists from the various huge companies that spend millions of dollars on campaign contributions. It's pretty clear that neither candidate has the interest of the American people in mind and don't give two shits about stepping all over our Constitutional rights.
  • What exactly is a cybercrisis? A ddos on a major dns server? Or is it a hack of the DOD [defensesystems.com]? Or is it a hack of the DoJ and DHS [hotair.com]?

    At this point, nothing short of poisoning a water supply would be called a 'crisis.' It would be called, "been there, done that."
    • I would expect a targeted attack that can sustain a prolonged attack on a vital infrastructure.
      Taking out a power grid, Sending random nuclear launch codes, take down major aircraft control stations....

      Heck just tweaking traffic lights, to make lights go from Green to Red with no yellow could cause mass car accidents

    • by Thud457 ( 234763 )
      A cybercrisis is a bored teenager forwarding a link on Twitter that surreptitiously calls 911 when stupid people click it.
      It has just been scientifically proven that there are a lot of stupid people on Twitter.
  • Yeah, Hillary will go to prison over her emails. That's the impending cyber crisis.
    • Please, please, please let President Clinton go to jail!!!

      See what I did there, a win win for everyone.
    • Re:too easy (Score:4, Informative)

      by hambone142 ( 2551854 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @06:03PM (#53187551)

      Naw. Obama will pardon her after the election, stating that it doesn't imply guilt.

      He'll say "it just needs to be over".

  • by sexconker ( 1179573 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @03:56PM (#53186537)

    History grades a president's first 100 days as the mark of how their four-year term will unfold

    Either history is a lot more retarded than it used to be, or you're talking about the media and not history.

  • by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @04:03PM (#53186591) Homepage

    The new commander in chief will face pressure from foreign entities looking to embarrass them early on

    as if systemic racism and poverty,
    warrantless surveillance,
    the continued existence of a foreign torture prison,
    holding 25% of the worlds incarcerated,
    an openly corrupt presidential candidate with a rigged delegate process,
    a complete mistrust of the concept of climate change,
    a guerilla war machine directly resultant from two failed wars of interventionist policy,
    two back to back government shutdowns
    a complete inability to elect members to its supreme court
    and a secret drone-war werent enough to discredit the mere idea of American Exceptionalism(c), it appears as though the haggard burro of liberty and freedom can only be brought to its knees by a "cyber crisis," whatever the hell that could be.

  • I seem to recall the media saying in late 2007 that the next president would face a major terrorist the scope of 9/11 within the first 100 days of office, too.
  • On an off-topic note the guy on the stock image in the CNBC article is hacking what appears to be the Matrix with a sweatshirt hood over his head. Clearly the realism of stock images has gone too far.
  • In other news, Gartner says the internet will spontaneously deliver not just unicorns and rainbows but free beer for all.

    • by Tablizer ( 95088 )

      In other news, Gartner says the internet will spontaneously deliver not just unicorns and rainbows but free beer for all.

      Free spontaneous unicorns, rainbows, and intoxication? Sounds just like Windows 10. They were right!

  • by russotto ( 537200 ) on Monday October 31, 2016 @04:36PM (#53186829) Journal
    If it's Clinton; she's facing a cyber-crisis _already_.
    • notwithstanding the fact that Bush Administration's email coverup and war crimes will never be scrutinized with an eye towards criminal prosecution at the level that Hillary has been for her email server and Benghazi (along with everything else she has done for the past 20 years)....

      I predict that if Hillary is elected the Republicans will imediately try to start impeachment proceedings against her.

      -although it will be as ineffectual as their Romneycare defunding votes have been for the past several
    • by Xyrus ( 755017 )

      And if it's Trump, we'll have the Russian hackers protecting our cyber-borders! Wouldn't want to jeopardize their new puppet^H^H^H^H^H friend in the Oval Office, would they?

  • I love these hysterics that are aimed at trying to get the Federal government to give some overhyped company a pile of cash. Right now if I check my server logs I will see at least 1000 "hack" attempts by stupid scripts trying to exploit old holes. Things like old IIS holes, being run against Linux servers. Then I will read where some "security" company will write a report saying that after they installed their crap software on some Fortune 500 company that they managed to "block" over 100 hack attempts.

    T
    • by AHuxley ( 892839 )
      Reading the pdf. Fortune 1000 at risk, IoT issues, Constitutional protections vs domestic collect it all tensions.
      Too few really great cyber experts in the US for some reason.
      Evil consumers are reviewing products and services of brands and talking about them with others on the net. Warning each other about brands.
      Cash might move to a great competitor with a great product based on the internet reporting issues.
      The internet allows consumers to share facts about stupid brands with a lack of design skil
  • She has a lot of experience with that!

  • During the Bush years (I believe it was the second term) that the US declared their intent that a cyber attack would be viewed as an act of war and could face retaliatory attacks up to and including kinetic responses to such attacks. Now this isn't obviously going to fall under routine script kiddy activity but specifically state sponsored hacking. It's interesting that Obama hasn't responded to the DNC and other hacks as they have been confirmed to be state sponsored attacks, maybe in an effort to draw the

  • "The next president of the United States will face a cybercrisis within 100 days, predicts report from analysts at Forrester"

    What a load of cyber bullshit. If he really wants to avoid a cybercrisis, tell the president to stop storing his secrets on Microsoft Windows.
  • The next president of the United States will STAGE a cybercrisis within 100 days, predicts report from analysts at Forrester. The crisis could come as a result of hostile actions from A FALSE FLAG ACTOR
  • It's the only way to send an Internet

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