Hackers winning the online war

Fighting off hackers is unsustainable says top level FBI employee

March 29, 2012
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The US government is losing the online war against hackers and needs to change how they use computer networks according to executive assistant director of the FBI Shawn Henry.

Computer criminals are too talented and current defensive measures are too weak to stop them, said Henry before claiming, “We’re not winning.”

Henry, who has served the Bureau for 20 years, believes that companies need to make major changes in how they use computer networks to avoid further damage “to national security and the economy.”

“I don’t see how we’ll ever come out of this without changes in technology or changes in behaviour, because with the status quo, it’s an unsustainable model,” Henry said. “Unsustainable in that you never get ahead, never become secure; never have a reasonable expectation of privacy or security.”

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: FBI, hacking, Shawn Henry

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