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We'll cyber criminal criminals are on the prowl in the United States -- new survey from web security provider Websense -- at the United States and China.
Are the top two countries hosting cybercrime -- and getting access to stolen data.
So how can businesses protect themselves and you ghost -- scientists.
-- and research professor in the center for a secure information systems -- it George Mason used university.
-- joining me now from Washington DC thank you for being here in new first -- you've been very vocal about the need for.
Cyber security and prospects ahead what exactly -- tax that you're seeing on the horizon.
So should -- -- thank you you know a lot of the attacks we're seeing now are driven by organized crime.
And also by nation states that he organized crime guys that are trying to make money just like everyone else.
And they're out there writing malicious software that users end up downloading unwittingly and backing themselves.
From that point forward when they -- -- to the bank accounts well cancers are made.
And transfers to other People's Bank making counts.
-- don't I mean there's a false sense of security air belief that whenever I update my Symantec.
Rule might semantic security system my.
McAfee security system that it's going to protecting me from all of this stuff is that not the case.
Well that's that's exactly right I mean we do have it also some security today in model bad the antivirus vendors have developed.
With about 1015 years ago at a time when you can get.
Signatures before that threatening your desktop.
Signatures that can't be developed fast enough.
For cyber adversaries who -- innovating very fast they're releasing 50000 new forms of now where every day.
And we just can't stay on top of it based models don't work anymore.
So who needs to stay on top -- it for us to be protected and as individual citizens and as a nation as well to protect ourselves from much cyber terrorism attacks.
Yes -- what we need to do is as as a country and ethnic industry.
Change the way that we're find -- threat today recognizing.
Reacted based defense which is.
Been able to defend against the threat by -- ahead of time doesn't work anymore -- we need to encourage the industry to.
Changed the way we -- the threats we need technologies.
That can defend us against threats we haven't seen before who pays for this.
Today you know largely enterprises large enterprises.
Are the people that are paying for security.
They are getting hit in a big way here experiencing serious losses.
If you look at what happening Google late last year they were attacked by a foreign nation state.
Who were after their intellectual property -- source cared.
They're serious economic value being lost from these attacks and they're looking for solutions thought they get an industry and -- country we need to innovate here.
What about our behavior changing our behavior as individuals we know that allowed these attacks happened two very popular services like Internet Explorer like Adobe Acrobat and now is going to be -- really in the social networking sphere.
Does this mean that we need to.
The shift our reliance on these specific programs or just a focus our efforts elsewhere.
You're -- you're right if you look at how the attacks of change they've really now are exploiting our trust relationships in our networks.
Right so when I get a friend update with which has a link I assume that link is is -- get -- and I trusted inherently.
When in fact there's links can take me to places on the web that will affect me.
Right so in terms of changing user behavior you can't assume that every -- you get it's going to be.
It -- -- that many people who get infected.
Yet the infectious agent is sending out there's links on your behalf all right thank you very much and you goes with EA and didn't CF foundation thanks for your time today.
Thank -- of.
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