Los Angeles: Warm weather, movie stars — and 100 million monthly cyber attacks
Los Angeles is famous for its warm weather and movie stars. But what may not be as well known is that it’s also one of the largest targets for cyber attacks in the world.
The city’s infrastructure in highways, water and power — and all the data behind it — supports 4 million residents in the nation’s second largest city. The city also collects data about Los Angeles International Airport as well as about the largest shipping port in the western hemisphere, where 43% of imported goods enter the U.S. The city government is even responsible for data related to elections, including yesterday’s national election.
It’s not difficult to see the enormity of the city’s security challenge, which includes protecting the personal data of city workers and residents.