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How real is ‘Skyfall’s’ portrayal of cyberterrorism?

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(CNN) — “Skyfall,” the 23rd installment in the James Bond series, one of the longest-running film franchises in history, recently landed at the top of the box office with $87. 8 million in ticket sales. It was the largest opening ever for 007 and the fourth largest opening this year, behind “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “The Hunger Games.” Ian Fleming’s agent has always been a man of wish fulfillment. After all, he brought heat during the chilliest parts of the Cold War and had the requisite women and weapons. Now, Bond is proving that he still has a place at MI6 by tackling a much more modern dilemma: tactical cyberespionage and terrorism. While the methods for wreaking havoc have changed, the confidential case files are as classic as the man’s martini.

People:

Morgan Wright

Overall Sentiment: -0.182512

Relevance: 0.851119

Sentiment Quote
0 “If you take Osama bin Laden, for example, they’re not going to have big classified systems or safeguards that go with that,” Wright said. …
-0.209399 “That’s very consistent when you’re not part of the government and you lack the infrastructure to build out a big system that a national security agency does,” Wright said. …
-0.274072 “That’s very consistent when you’re not part of the government and you lack the infrastructure to build out a big system that a national security agency does,” Wright said. “Bad guys need everything in one place because that’s how they operate.”
0.0689593 “It’s not very plausible that the government is going to put all of their sensitive information on one hard drive that manages to get stolen because that would be a violation of what they call OPSEC,” Wright said. …
-0.18238 Wright said, it would be virtually impossible for someone to have access to all of that information as “everything is regulated on the government side.”
-0.0926563 “Now you can use it for transmissions of data communications that control everything from power in hospitals to controlling the cell doors inside a prison,” he said, …
-0.166276 “Transportation is one of the softest terrorism targets there is, and quite frankly I’m shocked that public transportation hasn’t been targeted more often and that there haven’t been more successful attacks,” Wright said. …
0 “Transportation is one of the softest terrorism targets there is, and quite frankly I’m shocked that public transportation hasn’t been targeted more often and that there haven’t been more successful attacks,” Wright said. “You can create a small explosion or diversion using a computer to change the lights from go to stop or interfering with the traffic control capabilities of the track by overriding a command.”
0 “People tend to get comfortable using their own techniques, and they use the same approach over and over again,” Wright explained. …
-0.0720682 “People tend to get comfortable using their own techniques, and they use the same approach over and over again,” Wright explained. “You can get a profile of an attacker, determine if it was the same group doing something else, and see what methodology they’re using.”
0.0960428 Wright said it’s a cat-and-mouse game, and “the old saying is that government has to be right 100%, but the bad guy has only got to be lucky once.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 11
  • Aggregate Sentiment: -0.8318494
  • Mean: -0.075622672727273
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731

Bond

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Relevance: 0.542551

Silva

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James Bond

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Ian Fleming

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Relevance: 0.27435

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Osama bin Laden

Overall Sentiment: -0.081517

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Judi Dench

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Javier Bardem

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Daniel Craig

Overall Sentiment: 0.119395

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Naomie Harris

Overall Sentiment: 0.105491

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Eve

Overall Sentiment: 0.128513

Relevance: 0.150934

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“Skyfall,” the 23rd installment in the James Bond series, one of the longest-running film franchises in history, recently landed at the top of the box office with $87.8 million in ticket sales.

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How real is ‘Skyfall’s’ portrayal of cyberterrorism?

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