More often we see evidence of our collective inability to fend off internet criminals in our life no matter how many temporary fixes and patches we put in place. Refer
here for an example yesterday.
We invent encryption to the power of 256 bits that can be broken; we have interactive challenge and response techniques that can be copied; we have one time tokens that are as secure as the pocket that the device is carried in; virus scanners which are never
current and always after the fact remedial; we have digital signatures, voice recognition, facial recognition, fingerprints...the list goes on.
For every preventative measure, criminals have an answer. A professional pickpocket will even substitute an object in your pocket for the one they take so that you don't know it's missing...amazing but true. Cyber criminals are just as sharp and more, believe
For every person working on preventative measures, there are seven times that many people working out the best way of breaking them and of course, their investment consists of unlimited time, skills and money. We know this for certain...it isn't hard to
Criminals see the internet as a treasure trove of infinite riches. The smartest are creaming money as we speak and we will never know how much money they have taken, or how much harm they have caused until it's far too late. Terrorists are using Twitter...oh
what a surprise...where are you now? "Oh I'm at the bread shop about to have a feed"...which could be code for "being ready for action" or may just be a hungry twitterer at lunch...who would know?
The weaknesses in our service providers are all too apparent. They are mainly people based. Who watches the person who watches the person who puts his own chip in the device at the manufacturing plant, or line splitter at the exchange, or copies the backup
media? Is anyone prone to bribery in any part of the service delivery chain? This includes communications of course...and of course the answer is always "yes".
So we need someone we can trust...that's the only way forward. We need a service that we can absolutely rely upon to be our protection. It requires a qantum change in thinking. No more waste on patchwork solutions that are guaranteed to fail. Our problem
is too great for a tactical response. We need a strategic fix. The people we elected to govern and protect us need to respond to the existing position of criminal superiority by establishing TRUST.
Cyber crime is permeating every aspect of our lives including national security...cyber crime is here now and it's accelerating, why? Because it's winning big time!.