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I -- I next guest says the government isn't doing enough to combat these cyber threats against our military.
Banks and businesses joining us now has -- Henry former FBI executive assistant director -- now president of crowd strike services.
Our Sean thanks for joining us look I mean we've known about these threats for a long time so why are we doing enough.
Yeah -- you know that the Pentagon report really it's it's quite.
Amazing it's taken this long for this to come out publicly like this certainly though -- the private sector is not about these attacks for such a long time.
I think what's critical to do is -- the government to really define what the red lines are and that starts with a a strong debate.
With the Chinese and other nations that are engaged in this type of activity to really define what the red lines are and what happens if you cross those red lines.
-- -- -- suddenly China we have this group anonymous that -- and apparently.
Announce what they're going to do with regard to cyber attacks and carry out those attacks at will and allegedly today's the day they gonna pick on.
They're calling it tough operation USA all off USA they're gonna pick come banks and businesses.
They announce it is almost like about it going up to the -- -- appointees back into the -- -- and hit it right over there and they do.
Yeah denial service attacks or are difficult.
When there's so so much data that's sent.
At a at a victim targeted at a victim they're very difficult to defend against.
When you looking though at these nation states that are targeting our commercial industry stealing some of our most sensitive intellectual property research and development corporate strategies etc.
And recognize that Chinese companies and other nation companies are getting a competitive advantage putting the United States -- a significant disadvantage.
It certainly is an impact on the economy and an area where the US government should be stepping up more to have the discussions to talk about trade sanctions for example to talk about.
Policy and an economic -- or diplomatic decisions.
So write down of the consumer level how concerned should we believe that they can access our bank accounts take out money get personal information.
Or is it just this denial of service more case of look we can do it and we proving it.
Yes so I really that the concerned.
Really should be.
The X filtration of data from our government.
From our clear defense contractors from all of our manufacturing.
Organizations and US commercial space writ large that to me is a long term.
A problem for the United States in terms of our competitive advantage our ability to compete.
At a at a national level or an international level economically that's a significant impact.
Is there anyway we can totally prevent this -- or is this something we just have to trying to keep up wave and trying to prevent those as best as possible.
Yeah is this the most significant.
-- most substantial.
Attackers are gonna get out of network I mean our networks are so vast.
They ride on inherently and secure infrastructure which is the Internet.
And it's really important for us to identify -- detect when these attacks occur when these infiltration occur.
And look to mitigate the consequences from these from these attacks right now the risk.
Two foreign governments when they steal this -- pretty low because there's no impact around them.
The benefit is substantially high and until we can invert that.
That mathematical equation this will go on unabated forever so there have to be sanctions there have to be.
Some -- implications yeah absolutely to deter them from attacking and very quickly before let you go you -- -- the FBI what worries you the most about this situation what's the biggest.
Most dangerous aspect of this.
You know when you start to think about what what some of these countries have done.
In terms of our financial services sector and from our defense industrial base and what were to happen should they train their resources are critical infrastructure.
What the implications of that might be if there were -- physical.
War for example or some type of conflict.
Combined with an economic or an electronic attack rather.
How that would be augmented and how that would have an impact on our ability to respond.
Frightening stuff it really is Sean Henry with the crowd strike -- has -- thanks so much.
Thank you very much.
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