A Comprehensive Study on Cybersecurity

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Grooms, Krista Lee
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President Obama has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation”. Worldwide, cyber-attacks happen almost constantly. The targets of these attacks include not only individuals, but larger organizations and even countries. I believe by understanding current risks, predicting future risks, and putting safeguards in place we may be able to diminish cybersecurity threats in the future. It is important that we not only teach these strategies to adults, but also to children as they are more accepting of technology which leaves them vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Furthermore, it is a necessity that we begin teaching these techniques to current computer science students who will be able to integrate what they have learned into their future computer programs; in turn leading to the replacement of risky code with programs that can battle cyber-attacks.
technology, cybersecurity, government,