On Monday, March 21, 2011, our first day of class after the spring break, I attended a great lecture in MGMT 358 class by Mr. Edward Gibson. The first impression for me was that Mr. Gibson stand in front of the entrance of the class room, shaking hands and sending his business cards to everyone who came in. In addition, he asked everyone’s name. When I told him my English name, he even wanted to know my real name in Chinese. This made me feel respected, and I admire his professionalism and personality.
The most interesting part is was his former FBI experience. When he tracked down crimes, he used different amazing technologies through the Internet. At the same time, he showed us Industrial (economic) Espionage insider threat: intentional plant or disgruntled. After receiving the blackmail letters, some global companies had been extorted and they had paid. When they ignored those extortion, blackmail, and insider threats, they didn’t go away — and insider threat is greater than all external threats.
When we are enjoying surfing the Internet, watching movies/TV shows, playing online games, even checking e-mails, there is always a chance that our pc or laptop might be attacked and is data transferred into a crime tool by the “bad guys.” Therefore, it is very important for us to update our computer systems and programs regularly.
Thanks to Mr. Gibson for showing us the real-world threat around us on the Internet and helping us to prevent those kinds of attacks.