Well, if that information is classified then not only would the company spokesperson risk firing, he'd also be committing a federal crime for disclosing that information. The journalist himself would face similar pressure, and the number of bloggers and journalists who'd be willing to go to jail to protect a source can be counted on one hand.
ModSecurity (or any other WAF) can greatly decrease the number and kinds of attacks that actually make it through to your application. And like a good firewall it can alert you when you're under attack. If you do nothing else, put this in place.
You also want to make sure your app is solid, so head on over to DISA and see what the military recommends. They have Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) for just about everything in your architecture: http://iase.disa.mil/stigs/app_security/index.html
Once you have things built, test! Use some of the open source penetration testing tools to see if there are any known vulnerabilities in your stack. Try it with and without your WAF in place.
Finally, if you really need to go the extra mile, it's time to shell out some cash for professional penetration testers. They'll have a tool belt full of open source and proprietary tools and the good ones will even do a static analysis of your code.
Governments don't exist in a vacuum. A Theocratic government wouldn't exist without people wishing to be governed by a Theocracy. So I think your most immediate issue is with the desires of the Palestinian people.
On a straight road, both tires spin at the same speed. On a curve, the difference in tire rotation causes the smaller gears in the differential to spin. If those gears were connected to a motor you could choose to spin the tires at a different rate any time.
I'm not convinced that this is as efficient as a normal gear system, since it will take power to spin the second shaft.
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Of course such insane arrangements with respect to investments lead to a portion of the financial meltdown.
This may be a valid analogy, but I can totally see it getting out of hand.
The Pirate Bay Trial, Prosecutor:
"Your honor, what The Pirate Bay is promoting, in essence, is the same thing that caused the meltdown of financial systems worldwide!" (followed by dubious lines of logic.)
That's an excellent point. Although I think you're arguing against wholesale encryption, I'd stop a little short of that and say that an encryption policy is incomplete without a disaster recovery policy.
A big difference between JetBlue and Amtrak is, Amtrak is a government-owned company.
According to Wikipedia this technology is having trouble becoming self-sustaining.