Former Assistant Director of the FBI search for “warriors” to fight cybercrime
The former assistant director of the FBI’s technology industry, Shawn Henry, speaking at the black hat conference in Las Vegas, calling the audience (made up of hackers and Security experts) to fight against cyber criminals in the world.
“I implore you all to commit to their cause, because too much is at stake. I think not having risen a failure to society. Our failure means that people will be damaged and people die, “Henry said dramatically.
“We need warriors to fight the enemy,” he said, comparing the current situation of internet to the moments after the attacks on the Twin Towers in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Rather than protect against specific attacks, the country had to prepare for a wide range of possible scenarios.
“We need a paradigm shift in how we do business. We must assume that the opponent is in the network, “he said.
The former member of the FBI said today, computer networks attacks are more significant than the threat of weapons of mass destruction, indicating that the risk of leakage of information is growing every day with the amount of data that is stored daily. According to Henry, 90% of attacks occur in government systems and classified information.
“There is much we can do to create a hostile environment for an opponent, maybe it’s denial and deception, such as allowing cybercriminals to lure steal files,” Henry said, suggesting that instead of creating impenetrable systems, you have to trap Him hackers to identify and eventually get caught.
“This is probably the first time in history that civilians are at the forefront of the battle every day,” said Henry. He said that although there is progress, “I think people do not understand this until they see the physical consequences of a cyber attack.”
“I can only ask to be side by side to protect the line between good and evil. People may think I’m being dramatic, but I believe it, “he said.
Link: Black Hat: Former FBI director calls for war on cybercrime (RedOrbit)Tags: black hat, cyberattack, Cyberwar, defense, hack, Security