Raytheon has been doing defense & intelligence community security software for as long as I can remember....
Here is a good example of some of their work, which was quite a few years ahead of commercial sector equivalent work in tools like Niksun or Netwitness
Now all these boxes can be owned by anyone with the key!
is technically challenging to do as the internet can be anonymous.
In many cases it is irresponsible journalism to assume it is "gamergate" launching the harassment campaigns since we know the SA/4chan professional trolls are antagonizing both sides to incite drama.
I'm not sure why this is being down-voted because this is exactly what will happen.
We'll see much more of companies with their core competency senior management on staff only.
Basically Senior managers, VPs, President, CEO, etc.
Everyone else will be contracted in, or 1099 (which is already quite common).
In cutting edge games, FPS still suffers even at low resolutions.
Many users are going to multi-monitor setups to increase their visualization and even cutting edge graphics cards cannot handle gaming at 1920x1080 x 3 display setups on taxing games or applications (e.g. Crysis).
99.9% of scientists believed in geocentricity at one point too.
Appeal to Consensus is not good science
"Security expert and notorious self-promoter Mikko Hypponen"
"modern malware makers are motivated mainly by money, just as most of the antivirus industry, including F-Secure".
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I have never seen a real college campus served by a Cisco 3945.
I have seen plenty of branch offices and banks with using Cisco 3800 series devices, the 3945 predecessors.
Whether or not the device was overpaid for is a different question - I wouldn't be surprised if they used some 8A competition limiting factors that jacked up prices, or, if it included the actual installation and smartnet maintenance costs.
Why not transfer it to NOAA's Satellite Service (NESDIS)?
NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations ( http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/ ) in NESDIS is fully capable and staffed for performing 24/7 satellite operations of production systems, or older NASA research satellites. Unlike a private initiative, OSPO is already paid for by the american people, and makes the data available to everyone.
Nothing is finished until the paperwork is done.