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No More Cyber Maginot Lines: We Need to Hunt Down Hackers Before They Strike

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No More Cyber Maginot Lines: We Need to Hunt Down Hackers Before They Strike

This is the next frontier of cybersecurity....


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Some of this is sort of seminar-and-we-need-to-believe-in-ourselves! kind of happy talk.

A policy prescription I would heartily support is the declaration of digital critical national infrastructure, to include our finance system.

What exactly does that do?
 

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What exactly does that do?
If authorizes the government to help defend it, if attacked or threatened, and help to strengthen it's defenses in the meantime.

Right now, Russia can (and has) gain entry to major American banks, and threaten to just wipe out the accounts of everyone there, and we're dependent on Morgan Stanley to save us.

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If authorizes the government to help defend it, if attacked or threatened, and help to strengthen it's defenses in the meantime.

Right now, Russia can (and has) gain entry to major American banks, and threaten to just wipe out the accounts of everyone there, and we're dependent on Morgan Stanley to save us.

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What more can the government do that Stanley Morgan cant? Presuming of course Stanley Morgan even wants their assistance. To honest with you, if Stanley Morgan cant keep the Russians or whomever out of their computer systems then quite frankly they need to go under. This idea smacks to the bailout which I thoroughly detested. As far electrical grid that is on its own network and very difficult to hack without a direct physical presence. That would be an act of war. The government has been hacked itself so until it can prove it can defend itself there is no point in giving them any more power.
 

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What more can the government do that Stanley Morgan cant?

NSA level protection and second strike capability.

Presuming of course Stanley Morgan even wants their assistance. To honest with you, if Stanley Morgan cant keep the Russians or whomever out of their computer systems then quite frankly they need to go under. This idea smacks to the bailout which I thoroughly detested

FDIC - we are already on the hook, and realistically, will be more so in actual attack.

As far electrical grid that is on its own network and very difficult to hack without a direct physical presence. That would be an act of war.

How so?

The government has been hacked itself so until it can prove it can defend itself there is no point in giving them any more power.

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NSA level protection and second strike capability.



FDIC - we are already on the hook, and realistically, will be more so in actual attack.



How so?



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Most attacks are personnel attacks not on the actual security system itself, people nowadays are the most vulnerable part of a security system any more. Technically you can design a system such that it is exceptionally hard to crack and you cant crack it without someone knowing its being cracked, but that can all be bypassed if the people themselves are compromised. Worst part is you don't know till its way too late. Most security that would stop personnel type of attacks are to be blunt rather onerous and not really fit for widespread commercial use. Could you imagine people trying to remember answers to rolling code passes. I do think banks and the internet should go to randomized keypads for use with pin codes and some such you can even do it with alpha numeric and special characters. That complicates the technical code breaking aspects. The problem is a balance between security and functionality. There is such a thing as too much security in most cases requiring security.
 
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