When we secure an asset, we usually know where it is and have a series of controls to protect it. For a house or office building, it is the address and we secure it with locks and perhaps a security service. For a car, we have the VIN and maybe a tracking device if the car is valuable as well as keys and alarms to control access. By and large, we have ingrained in our psyches how to protect physical
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Following high-profile data breaches, including North Korea’s virtual invasion of Sony Pictures, President Obama declared a national emergency related to malicious cyber-attacks from abroad. In an executive order signed April 1, 2015, Obama created expansive sanctions designed to curb, as he put it, this “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”

The order gives the U.S. Treasury Department discretion to freeze assets of foreign persons or entities who engage in “or
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