3) You are a COW
So now the red tape is copy on write?
I want to know if it can replace the people in the mall that make the pretty handmade hummingbirds and butterflies.
Now that would be neat to own!
You must not be in the US. Molten glass in a shopping mall in the US would draw a pack of salivating lawyers in seconds!
One way to reduce this threat is to implement ACLs, only allowing traffic back to the Home Office public IP addresses. But that only defends against basic DDOS attacks. The type of hardware/software that you would need to thoroughly protect the site is prohibitively expensive.
Starting at $250 and supports IPsec tunnels back to the home office with nothing accessible to the outside. Not expensive at all. But neither is change a password and they did not even do that.
"Gort, klaatu nikto barada." -- The Day the Earth Stood Still