It’s ‘Code Red’ as cyber-security pros gather

Cybersecurity threats are now a household worry, putting the thousands of professionals who flock to the annual RSA cybersecurity conference here in an unusually influential position. “The threat level is now Code Red,” said Avivah Litan, a security analyst with Gartner, a consulting company. Familiar threats, such as hacking by groups backed by governments, are not new, but they’ve become more severe in the last year. Plus there are new ones, such as the use of botnets to take down Internet service for an entire region.

Read why RSA conference attendees are worried about rising cyber security risks on USA Today.

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