it-_659_milestone_3 - Running head MILESTONE THREE Milestone III Terri Y Hudson IT-659 Cyberlaw Ethics MILESTONE THREE The hack that occurred at Yahoo

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Running head: MILESTONE THREEMilestone IIITerri Y. HudsonIT-659 Cyberlaw & EthicsMay 15, 2017
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MILESTONE THREEThe hack that occurred at Yahoo in 2016 remains to be one of the shocking events related to a technological company. From analyzing the incident, it can be seen that the group was laid back in some aspects and is huge to blame for the incident. There are clearly some changes that the company could have implemented that would have prevented the incident. This article will look into relevant changes that would have prevented the occurrence of the hacking.Recommendations Upgrading security systemBefore the incident, Yahoo had failed to prioritize information technology security. Despite frequent requests from the staff and security experts for the need use new models in securing information, the board of directors failed to authorize these recommendations. The argument was that these new models were expensive and complicated. This decision later came to haunt the firm as it was one of the reasons that the systems were hacked. The systems were outdated, and the systems were left vulnerable. For instance, Yahoo stored passwords of its user an algorithm named MD5 that was first published in 1992 and which was discounted as a secure security method from the mid-2000s. If the company had made upgrades to the security system, they would have been able to prevent the incident, or they would have at least been warned in case of unauthorized access (Perlroth, 2017). Therefore, upgrading the security system becomes
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