Global Internet in Danger of Fragmentation, Kaspersky CEO Says
Bloomberg Businessweek, By Andrew Clapham
around the world may be compelled to wall off their Internet systems as nations
and companies move to protect sensitive data amid increasing cybercrime and
espionage, Kaspersky Lab Chief Executive Officer Eugene Kaspersky said.
Such a move may slow the development of information-technology projects and
reduce the resources of global Internet companies such as Google Inc., Cisco
Systems Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc., according to Kaspersky, head of
Russia’s largest maker of antivirus software.
Cybercrime is increasing and secret documents released by former U.S. National
Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have heightened technology company
concern about espionage. Some governments and corporations may even scrap
information-technology systems in some cases, moving critical data back to
paper, Kaspersky said. Read more.