Ex-Cyber Spy’s Message to Board Members: You’re Not OK

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Jul 23, 2014.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07/23/ex-cyber-spys-message-to-board-members-youre-not-ok/
     
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    This is what has me frothing at the mouth. This person, just like Gen. Alexander, pops from being Deputy Director for Cyber Defense Operations at GCHQ, and then gleefully points out how the corporates he was supposed to have been protecting all have infections from targeted attacks. Didn't do a very good job of defence did he, but got hugely rewarded, copper-bottomed pension, and is now on the consulting gravy train.

    And that's the trouble with these blighters, they've been so gung-ho about offensive operations, deliberately weakening encryption and security products, and bulk surveillance of their own and allies populations that they've lost sight of the boring, hard work required to defend the nation's infrastructure, companies, and users. They can't even get the government IS security practices to anything better than catastrophic, but that's OK because it's only the population's data they're careless with.
     
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