(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

It’s high time that the United States drew a line around its networks and pledged to defend its interests in cyberspace.

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Recently, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton on what he termed “massive losses”. Although the details are classified, they include recent losses of intellectual property with military applications from an aerospace contractor as well as satellite and submarine technology. Other private sector losses include sensitive corporate and financial information which is often discovered on foreign computers by the intelligence community.

Illustrating the private sector security situation is challenging due in part to underreporting and non-detection, however it is clear that sensitive information is pouring into data black markets and into the hands of organized criminals. The Computer Security Institute (CSI) published the results of a 2008 survey of agencies, organizations, institutions, and private sector firms. CSI found that 49 percent of respondents reported virus activity on their networks, 44 percent reported insider abuse, 42 percent reported laptop or mobile device theft, and 29 percent reported unauthorized access. Instances of financial fraud, which were reported by 12 percent of respondents, cost an average of $500,000 each and especially hurt the financial sector.

Full article HERE

Meanwhile EVERYONE seems to be saying the same thing to the new administration:

Potential cyber attacks against federal and private-sector networks loom larger every day and while the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made some important efforts, it has yet to fulfill many of the myriad responsibilities placed on it by the national cybersecurity plan.

Full article HERE

In other words, “WE’RE FUCKED SO FIX IT!” no more of the same old BS please Mr. Hope!

Yes, indeed that would be nice if the government finally got some shit straight huh? Well, I have news for all of Washington. No matter how nicely they say it, we are fucked UNLESS something is really done about this situation. Sure, I have been saying this all along, and in rather salty language… But, I am right!

We are losing the battle kids… Losing BADLY.

Another way of saying it was the following:

It’s high time that the United States drew a line around its networks and pledged to defend its interests in cyberspace.

Full story HERE

Just how many ways does it have to be said in order for some substantive action to happen? Ya know, the good kind? Not the “Hey, we are proposing a bill that you *the home user* have to keep 2 years of logs on your home router to save the children from kiddie porn!” kind of BS of late. How about some real legislation, laws, and oversight that MAKE companies as well as the government actually perform “DUE DILIGENCE” on cyber security?

WHOA big fella!

Here’s to HOPE we can dare to have. I will believe it when I see it.

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