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Former Air Force officer, tech CEO and author James McFarlin describes past and current cyber-security threats during a Sept. 11 Los Altos Hills Club luncheon at Fremont Hills Country Club.
If James McFarlin’s Sept. 11 presentation to the Los Altos Hills Club resonated with his audience, its members have already commenced freezing credit reports, setting up two-factor authentication and updating account passwords from the shockingly ubiquitous choice “password.”
Seventeen years after the “greatest intelligence failure in the history of our country,” America is just as vulnerable to foreign threats, and new attacks are and will be of a cyber nature, the former Air Force officer, tech CEO and author told 57 people gathered for a Fremont Hills Country Club luncheon last week. That’s why individuals, private businesses and government agencies should take steps now to protect themselves from catastrophic information security breaches.