One of my favorite resources to keep current with technology developments is the excellent Harrow Technology Report, a weekly e-mail newsletter that I can’t recommend enough. Among other things, today’s issue has a sobering story about the Slammer worm and its implications. Consider this quote about Slammer: “It infected more than 90 percent of vulnerable hosts within 10 minutes! . . .Imagine if this worm HAD been malicious. Imagine what will happen when one is. Could it be ten minutes to 100% data loss, or to 100% blocked access to infrastructure services, on 75,000+ business and government systems around the globe? To your systems? Or to those that provide the Internet-related services on which your business, directly or indirectly, now rely?”