Multiple law enforcement agencies nationwide have become targets of cyber attacks. While some being more successful then others, a majority of these attacks are sure to be the same group of hackers. It is believed that the hackers are trying to get access to databases that contain law enforcers personal information. That personal information being public could be very dangerous. At this point there isn’t a whole lot of concern, this is not the first time law enforcement agiences have been targeted, and they try to take some precautions to keep there data safe. Dothan Systems Analyst Robb Meredeth said
We try to take our security in layers so that we have multiple layers so if any fail we’re still in good shape
He went on to say how they keep track of attacks:
We monitor success and failures of people trying to get into things. We would go back and start reviewing log-ons and access.
So for now the security of there systems is holding up well enough to keep any important data out of hackers hands. But if these attacks continue its possible they could eventually get some important data they shouldn’t have there hands on. Robb later said
It’s just like being an officer on the street you’re always aware of your surroundings and what’s going on but one thing that I’ve learned in my time with the new technology is that there’s absolutely no sure-fire secure system.
I agree that there’s no secure system, which means its only a matter of time before hackers succeed. Really made me start questioning what type of things the police have on there systems, and how good is the security for local police, they most likely don’t have the same budget for security as the FBI. But just because there budget might not be as high doesn’t mean they don’t have information that could be dangerous if public.