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Cyber security, offense vs. defense

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Defense cyber strategy: We can and will hit back, by Amber Corrin, C4&ISR Networks, Jul 1 2015
http://www.c4isrnet.com/story/military-tech/omr/cyberstrat/2015/07/01/defense-cyber-strategy-power/29558285/

Cybersecurity: The Best Defense is a Good Offense, by Taylor Schlacter, May 8, 2015
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/05/cyber-security-the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense/

1. Do you think that the best cyber defense includes being on the offensive?
2. Should the government and/or private companies engage in cyber warfare?
Please provide any additional references and at least 200 words.

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**500+ words with additional references. I hope this helps.***

Cyber security is an important consideration for any organization, from private corporations to government entities. Private companies need to be concerned about protecting their intellectual capital, as well as the personal information of their employees and customers. There are numerous incidents of client credit card data being stolen and affecting the company's reputation along with negatively affecting their stock price and customer base. Cyber crime can be expensive, and as foreign countries increase their internet presence, and the value of the US dollar is important, unfortunately, there will continue to be attacks on companies to obtain this type of data. One of the solutions for companies to maintain a cyber security department to protect them from cyber attacks. This can range from installing anti-virus with mal-ware protection on employee computers, to installing an enterprise-wide server protection, with a full staff monitoring the integrity of databases and potential breaches from strange IP addresses (Lewis, 2010).

This type of security is necessary for governments as well. The ...

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Defense cyber strategy: We can and will hit back, by Amber Corrin, C4&ISR Networks, Jul 1 2015
http://www.c4isrnet.com/story/military-tech/omr/cyberstrat/2015/07/01/defense-cyber-strategy-power/29558285/

Cybersecurity: The Best Defense is a Good Offense, by Taylor Schlacter, May 8, 2015
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/05/cyber-security-the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense/

1. Do you think that the best cyber defense includes being on the offensive?
2. Should the government and/or private companies engage in cyber warfare?

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