Hackers launch cyber-attacks that affect several parts of the nationâ€™s financial infrastructure over the course of several weeks. Specifically, sensitive credit card processing facilities are hacked and numbers are released to the Internet, causing 120 million cards to be cancelled; automated teller machines (ATMs) fail nearly simultaneously across the nation; major companies report payroll checks are not being received by workers; and several large pension and mutual fund companies have computer malfunctions so severe that they are unable to operate for more than a week. Identify the countermeasures that need to be implemented to prevent these cyber-attacks from occurring in the future.
Question: Discuss what type(s) of countermeasures need to be implemented to prevent the cyber-attack described above from occurring in the future. Be specific in recommending countermeasures for this scenario.
- Need minimum 450 words
- Need 3 APA references
- No plagiarism please
- Need 3 Responses (150 words each)(Use uploaded document for responses)