The 21st century is an embryonic and colorful spectrum of technological adventures, and of new and blossoming developments.  We have openly welcomed these transformations as we rapidly adjust and adapt to a whirlwind of advancements. Under one platform, technology has been able to integrate societies that are naturally traditional with those of the modern and present-day state of affairs, creating a lusciousness of diverse and thriving levels of communication. The computer is a ruthless resource of information that has tied mankind together at its heels, transformed the old to the new, and secured our place in the universe of technology, but with innovation comes vulnerability. In order to secure and protect any technological gain, we must recalibrate the way in which we think about computer security, its safety, its ethical and unethical nature, its vulnerabilities, and the privacy of its use.   


              We must elevate our sense of urgency and understand that computers have also become a weapon to impair.  This is truer today than ever before due to the challenges that surround ethical and unethical behavior, and the defenselessness of computer security.   As we develop best practices and security policies that include deliberative and cohesive laws and guidelines that enforce acceptable codes of online conduct, Black Hat hackers are maliciously heading the course of information technology; therefore, we must take responsibility and adjust to the technological imprint that creates new security concerns.  


               The industrial world landscape has been forever changed:  Impacted by the new age of electronic information and technology.  Computers and handheld devices have altered the battlefield of our educational environments, workforce structures, political and social forums, and outlets, and safety.  Cyber-terrorism,  hence digital warfare or cyber espionage is difficult to trace and is the new face of war.   Although we all are a work in progress, it is paramount that we continue to combat the faceless beast and its cohorts by establishing global standards, strengthen the framework for securing a viable cyberspace ecosystem, encourage system compliance, institute privacy parameters, and make compulsory retribution for violators.   Vulnerability management is essential in today’s new world.  Deploying a viable and ethical workforce team in cyberspace that has the capability of securing your systems, counter-attack unethical behavior, and effectively minimize security threat, risk, and the damage is vital to our progress.  



Kim C. Harrison

Chief Operating Officer