Monday, April 10, 2017

Blog 14: Cyber Terrorism

Both chapter 5 and 6 went further in depth in describing our connection and develop to the internet. Out of the two chapter I found chapter 6 to be the most interesting because of the emphasis on the connection the internet provides for us. However, we must be cautious as we develope. I think one of the most important aspect to consider is the possibility for terrorism. We are so connected with the internet that it has become a part of our everyday lives. Our banking, personal information, and contacts are all stored within our phones and computers. A terrorist attack in the future could involve shutting off our grids so that we lose all access of contact. Shutting of the grids could also affect our cars, lights, and travel accessibility. We would be trapped. It is important that we learn to protect ourselves on all levels of technology. We must make sure that our personal sights are locked down from cyber attacks, but also trust that our government knows how to handle a situation if the day ever came where we did have a cyber attack on the national level. Safety is major key to the success of the internet and as we develop the internet our safety skills and security must also develop with it.
After reading these chapters my questions are:
1. What are the best ways to prepare ourselves incase of this type of terrorism?
2. Yes, we are connected, but do we take advantage of that? Do we lose interpersonal skills that we need for strong connections? Have we taken this technology for granted and ruined an aspect of our lives in the process?

Greengard, Samuel. The internet of things. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Chapter 5 & Chapter 6]

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