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Cyberwarriers ~ JPMorgan

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#1 softeyes


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 09:25 PM

Wow..security experts, no doubt you have been keeping an eye on this case!  More below.  I'm too old for the military; not in a position to be trained by hero "Oh My!"; so totally dependent and grateful for all of this BC security team..what is taking place with JPMorgan, I only wish I could be a "shadow" for one week, assigned to one team to see what actualy takes place with a cyberfight as they are involved with!  Perhaps a new movie to be made???


Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-19/jpmorgan-hires-cyberwarriors-to-repel-data-thieves-foreign-powers


In the days following the massive breach of JPMorgan Chase’s computers last summer, the bank’s security chief, James Cummings, rarely left his operations center in its Manhattan headquarters. He directed a select group of colleagues to search for links to the Russian government. There was little evidence of a government tie, especially so early in the investigation, but Cummings, a former head of the U.S. Air Force’s cybercombat unit, was confident they’d find more.

Convinced that it faces threats from governments in China, Iran, and Russia, and that the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to help, JPMorgan has built a vast security operation and staffed it increasingly with ex-military officers. Soon after joining the bank in early 2014, Cummings helped hire Gregory Rattray—like Cummings, a former Air Force colonel—as chief information security officer. Together the men oversee a digital security staff of 1,000, more than twice the size of Google’s security group. To make it easier to woo military talent, the bank built a security services facility in Maryland near Fort Meade, home of the National Security Agency.



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Some security experts say that whatever the government’s failings at protecting American companies from cyberattack, creating a mini-NSA in Midtown Manhattan isn’t the answer, especially given the power and influence already wielded by Wall Street banks. Digital war is being privatized, says Freier, the U.S. Army War College professor. “What you worry about is a virtual Guns of August moment, where every actor is so well-armed and so able to mobilize assets in their own defense that they start an escalation.”



In reality and my opinion, the Internet is not that old..for the degree of incredible vast harm it has generated.

(Can't keep my money for the mortage in foil in the freezer!!!) Thankfully our Chase account (so far) has not been hit.

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