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Should we be worried about network meltdowns?




Trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 9, 2015  in New York. U.S. stocks opened with big gains, bouncing back from a loss the day before, as investors hoped that last-ditch talks would produce an agreement between Greece and its creditors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in New York. U.S. stocks opened with big gains, bouncing back from a loss the day before, as investors hoped that last-ditch talks would produce an agreement between Greece and its creditors. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Major tech glitches took down three important systems yesterday; the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and Wall Street Journal all experienced significant outages, each lasting for hours. The Department of Homeland Security said there are "no signs of malicious activity," but yesterday’s complications were a reminder of just how dependent we are on digital technology.  

Take Two spoke to the vice president of product at computer security firm Shape about how prepared we are for future failures.

Press the play button above to hear Shuman Ghosemajumder’s thoughts about the software, hardware and security of the technology we depend on.