6 Ways The Sony Hack Changes Everything

An Article for Dark Reading by Denim Group Principal, John Dickson

March 2015

Sony Pictures experienced what many are calling the most devastating cyber attack to date, disrupting a movie release, knocking its corporate systems offline for weeks, threatening its distribution channels with terroristic threats of mass violence, and ultimately costing Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Co-Chairman, her job. Throw in the nation-state component and how the attack played out in a very public way, and I see the Sony Pictures hack as a seminal security event that will forever change the way we view cybersecurity.

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About John Dickson

John Dickson is an internationally recognized security leader, entrepreneur and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd. He has nearly 20 years' hands-on experience in intrusion detection, network security and application security in the commercial, public and military sectors. As a Denim Group Principal, he helps executives and Chief Security Officers (CSO's) of Fortune 500 companies, including major financial institutions, launch and expand their critical application security initiatives.