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IDG Contributor Network: Counter cybersecurity threats with a human-machine dual strategy

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 6, 2015.

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    Earlier this year, the 3.5-hour outage at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) raised a lot of eyebrows in the IT community. Opinions about the cause of this outage, including my own, came out of the woodwork despite official statements claiming "technical issues" following a software update. I have to ask: Would the NYSE really perform a software update on a production system first thing Wednesday morning?

    While I can't rule out a hack on the NYSE, the situation sparks another discussion: Was human error to blame?

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