Discretion

In  this scenario, hackers launch cyber attacks that affect several parts  of the nation’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 canceled; 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.

1)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.

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