#SonyHack story increases the Public’s Cyberthreat Awareness Through OC Shield

State Senator Lou Correa addressing National Victims Rights during a march to the State Capitol

State Senator Lou Correa addressing National Victims Rights during a march to the State Capitol

The Sony Hack has been a marvelous peak into the corporate life of Sony Pictures.  But what if hackers go to your company and released your emails, files or browser history?  Not so funny huh?

There’s a resource here in OC you can turn to called Orange County Shield (www.ociac.org) which supports the National Homeland Security Strategy and coordinates with state and local counter-terrorism efforts.  They pay attention to hacks and attacks on OC’s critical infrastructure and important community resources from local police, fire departments, public health organizations and private sector security professionals to share information related to security, safety and crime prevention.

They also offer a complete cyber awareness protection plan that can help with hacking, phishing attempts, cyber-fraud, online bullying, online harassment and other threat assessments.

Their tagline isn’t new, especially if you lived in New York City post 9/11, “if you see something, say something.”  You can report strange activity via the web at www.ociac.org or call 714-289-3949. So drunk drivers, lurkers in a park, unattended packages all warrant a call.

  2 comments for “#SonyHack story increases the Public’s Cyberthreat Awareness Through OC Shield

  1. Daniel Lamb
    December 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    You don’t see many local politicians decrying the hack of emails and the like; probably because the criminal tactic is all too common among OC’s entrenched political class. Any politician who cracks-down on the practice is worthy of praise. But needless to say, I am skeptical if any have the courage to take the lead. What we need is an example; nothing will curb the practice like seeing perps end up behind bars.

    • Ltpar
      December 19, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Daniel, you are living in the wrong state if you want more white collar criminals (hackers) to go to jail. Hell, California is releasing drug dealers and other assorted hard core criminals in record numbers because Jerry Brown is in bed with the Corrections Officer Union and doesn’t want to build new prisons. There is no way that the courts will start sending hackers to jail. We might consider, if convicted, breaking their fingers so they can never use a computer again. Only joking because that would be too much like “waterboarding” for good hearted Americans to tolerate. It will take a major intrusion, like the North Koreans or Chinese taking down the national power grid or the oil refineries for the soft Americans to wake up and smell the java.

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