Friday, December 13, 2013

...thus bringing back traditional spycraft.

Governments around the world may be compelled to wall off their Internet systems as nations and companies move to protect sensitive data amid increasing cybercrime and espionage, Kaspersky Lab Chief Executive Officer Eugene Kaspersky said.

Cybercrime is increasing and secret documents released by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have heightened technology company concern about espionage. Some governments and corporations may even scrap information-technology systems in some cases, moving critical data back to paper, Kaspersky said. (more)

  • Hacking is easier than traditional spycraft.  
  • Computerization = low-hanging fruit for the business espionage and criminal crowds. 
  • Throwing security budgets to the IT folks is not effective enough. 
  • Solution... keep your secrets off the web, and out of the computers. 
  • Anticipate... Traditional spycraft (bugging, tapping, intrusions, moles, etc.)
  • Arm yourself... Put a counterespionage consultant on your team.