In July 2015, hackers accessed account information of millions of users of the Ashley Madison, Cougar Life, and Established Men websites. These websites facilitate extramarital affairs as well as romantic and sexual encounters. While this stolen information could result in identity theft and fraud, it may have longer-lasting effects for the criminal justice community. AMU's Dr. Chuck Russo writes about how this hack could impact current and future law enforcement professionals.
By Lincoln Kaffenberger
There are two kinds of organizations: Those who have been hacked and those who will be.
Leaders simply cannot ignore cyber-attacks; cyber-attacks have a very real impact on a company’s bottom line. A recent study by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum determined that cyber-attacks could have as much as a $3 billion impact on the public and private sectors.
By Derrick Thomas
Adjunct Instructor of Cybersecurity at American Military University
Within the past 20 years, computers and electronic devices have integrated themselves into most people’s lives. Gone are the days of writing information on paper—now most information is stored electronically.
While this shift has made information available and easier to exchange, there has also been a rapid increase in criminal activity.