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Cyber-security expert Jim Feldkamp discusses the recent cyber attack on Honda’s global operations.
Cyber-attacks are a constant risk for major companies. On June 9, 2020, BBC News released an article stating that Honda had confirmed a cyber-attack. Cyber-security expert Jim Feldkamp explained the Japanese car-maker made a statement shortly before the article was published. Jim Feldkamp added that the cyber-attack is currently affecting the company’s operations around the globe.
Jim Feldkamp explained that Honda’s cyber-attack affected the employees’ ability to use email, access computer servers, and properly use internal systems. He stated that the company is working tireleslly to restore complete functionality of these systems. Unfortunately, Jim Feldkamp described that the problem is not an easy one to correct.
The company stated that the issue had spread throughout Honda’s network. Jim Feldkamp explained that the company is drastically larger than many assume. While most know about Honda’s car and truck production, many don’t know the company also produces lawn mowers, generators, motorcycles and a long list of additional products. The company has manufacturing plants and sells products around the globe.
Experts like Jim Feldkamp know that repairing issues caused by a cyber-attack like this can feel nearly impossible at times. The company was forced to halt work at its UK plant and suspend some operations for plants in Japan, Italy and the United States. Cyber-security professionals like Jim Feldkamp have stated that this individual attack appears to be onein which hackers locked Honda employees out of certain IT systems. He explained this is known as a ransomware attack.
Unfortunately, Jim Feldkamp stated that it appears the cyber-attack has affected the company’s manufacturing, as Honda has had to halt production and send workers home. Jim Feldkamp added it’s important to note that Honda says data has not been breached.
Ransomware attaches have been an increasingly popular route for hackers since the Covid-19 pandemic began. This is because hackers are using lures associated with the pandemic to attack victims to certain pages or files. Amazingly, one insurer states that it saw a roughly 25 percent increase in ransomware attacks in the first quarter of 2020 alone.
Cyber-security expert Jim Feldkamp described that it’s sad hackers are taking advantage of such unfortunate global events, but that’s exactly what hackers do. He explained that such hackers love when people have more anxiety than usual, and they prey upon that. They use the fear of the pandemic as a reason to lure people to download files or click certain links.
Jim Feldkamp added that he hopes Honda will resolve their cyber-attack issue soon, and that the knowledge they learn can help other companies and individuals from being hacked as well.
Wine enthusiast Jim Feldkamp explains how the coronavirus pandemic has shifted wine industry trends and what will happen next. The world consumes roughly 24 billion liters of wine per year. This results in roughly $29 billion in revenue. However, the wine industry in 2020 looks […]
Professional Reedsy Editor Jim Feldkamp Explains How the Organization Boosts Author Potential in Self-Publishing Industry
Working as an editor with the online author resource Reedsy, Jim Feldkamp adds to the specialized tools available to boost author potential in the self-publishing industry. Jim Feldkamp serves as a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University where he’s developed a course on “Terrorism and […]
Professional book editor Jim Feldkamp demonstrates what he believes it takes in life to succeed in the often highly competitive editing field.
A copy editor with experience at multiple publishing agencies, Jim Feldkamp specializes in national security, foreign affairs, history, and travel. Celebrated for his work as a professional book editor, Jim Feldkamp explains what he believes it takes to succeed in the field.
“As a former FBI agent, I have over 25 years of experience working within national security,” explains Jim Feldkamp, speaking from his home in Northern Virginia.
Jim Feldkamp has a master’s degree in international affairs and has written a celebrated university textbook, titled Theory and Politics of Terrorism. “Today, I teach courses on subjects primarily surrounding terrorism,” explains Feldkamp, “and have edited numerous books on the same topic via Oxford, Routledge, and Lynne Rienner Publishers.”
With expertise in law, international security, and the Middle East, Jim Feldkamp says that he enjoys speaking and writing about terrorism, history, and current affairs alike. “I also enjoy speaking and writing on what you might call ‘useless male trivia,’” adds Jim, laughing.
Part of a combination of what he believes it takes to succeed as a professional book editor, Jim Feldkamp suggests that his focus on terrorism, international security, history, law, current affairs, and more allows him to provide a unique appreciation of the world. Feldkamp’s personal background, too, he says, also has a significant bearing on his successful book editing career. “Born under a rock and subsequently raised by wolves, I still managed to graduate from university,” he jokes.
“However, realizing that the circus wasn’t in town, I opted to forgo the normal route,” Feldkamp goes on, “of applying for a job, and, instead, I joined the U.S. Navy.”
Here, Jim Feldkamp would enroll in flight school before being assigned to the EA-6B ‘Prowler’ – the navy’s carrier-based electronic attack aircraft. “After flying in Desert Storm and on other adventures around the world,” Feldkamp recalls, “I resigned from active duty to become a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Jim Feldkamp would soon become a founding member of the Joint Counter-Terrorism Task Force in Norfolk, Virginia. Very quickly gainfully employed in the wake of 9/11, Feldkamp was, however, recalled to active duty some years later in 2007 to establish the international outreach office for the Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness.
“Establishing the Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness’ international outreach office, I coordinated information-sharing among federal agencies, foreign governments, and the international shipping industry,” Jim Feldkamp explains, “to increase maritime safety and security.”
Today, and in addition to teaching, Jim Feldkamp also provides enrichment speeches onboard international cruise ships. Feldkamp has now both lectured and delivered enrichment speeches across Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean on topics ranging from military history to the rise of the Vikings in Scandinavia.
Recently, Jim Feldkamp returned from a Clipper yacht race around the world. “Well, almost around the world!” says the retired naval officer.
Jim Feldkamp and team were in the Philippines, he says, when COVID-19 broke out, leading to a mad dash back to the United States. “Incidentally,” he points out, “that was where Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan died in his circumnavigation around the world 500 years ago.”
“Oh, the irony!” adds professional book editor Jim Feldkamp, wrapping up.
Cybersecurity expert, author, and now-retired naval officer Jim Feldkamp looks back on more than 30 years of achievements, both personal and professional. Culminating in a crucial role as a subject matter expert at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Jim Feldkamp, a cybersecurity expert now based […]
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Having worked under a few of the nation’s top anti-terrorist organizations, Jim Feldkamp shares his thorough understanding of terrorism theory and politics in a new textbook.
In the past, Commander USN Ret. Jim Feldkamp flew combat missions as a Naval Flight Officer during Desert Storm, served as a Counter-Measures Officer (ECMO), and took on the role of Navigator for the EA-6B, the Navy’s carrier-based electronic attack aircraft. Afterwards, he served as a Special Agent for the FBI and helped found the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force in Norfolk, Virginia.
He served as a Special Agent for many years and only stepped down from his position to run for Congress in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, becoming the Republican nominee in both the 2004 and 2006 elections. Jim Feldkamp was called back in for Navy reserve duty in 2007 where he helped establish the precursor office of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office. There, he coordinated all domestic and international information-sharing of non-classified information among U.S. federal government agencies, foreign governments, and the international maritime shipping industry. The focus of his role was to increase maritime security and maritime domain awareness, and he also worked with the Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness in Washington, DC during.
Jim Feldkamp holds a M.A. in international affairs from the Catholic University of America and is also a graduate of the Naval War College. Today, he’s a Subject Matter Expert at Georgetown University teaching undergraduate courses in domestic and international terrorism, and he frequently speaks on terrorism and maritime security at various US and international conferences.
After gaining decades of experience on international terrorism and teaching courses on the subject, he helped author and edit a university textbook through Cognella Academic Publishing on the “Theory and Politics of Terrorism.”
In the textbook, Jim Feldkamp helps deliver a comprehensive look into the various aspects of terrorism around the world, including the causes behind it, the concepts involved, and the roles religion, public relations, and politics play. The book dives into the roots of terrorism and the steps that lead to radical action from international terrorist groups. In addition, Jim Feldkamp shares his expertise on various forms of terrorism intervention that are employed in scenarios today.
From the textbook’s official description:
“Theory and Politics of Terrorism gives students a greater understanding of different aspects of terrorism as both a philosophy, and as a chosen course of action outside the boundaries of recognized and accepted socio-political discourse.”
Through his work, Jim Feldkamp improves students’ understanding of critical factors in terrorism and contributes his personal expertise in the hopes of eventually defeating terrorism on a global scale.
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