November 7, 2013

Cyber Espionage 'Extremely Dangerous' For International Trust: Kaspersky

Cyber Espionage 'Extremely Dangerous' For International Trust: Kaspersky

ZDNet, By Stilgherrian

International agreements are needed to limit online espionage and develop an "international cyber-resilience strategy" to address the threat of digital attacks on critical infrastructure, according to Kaspersky Lab chief executive officer and chairman Eugene Kaspersky.

The ease of conducting cyber espionage is "extremely dangerous" for international trust, Kaspersky told the National Press Club in Canberra on Thursday.

"If nations don't trust each other in cyberspace, the next step is to separate it [into] two networks. One public network, and one enterprise and government. It's an obvious step, and I'm not the first man to talk about that," he said.

"I'm afraid it's a very bad option ... governments and enterprises will be happier, because they have a secure, unhackable network. Good news? No. First of all, there will be much less investment in the public segment. Governments and enterprises leaving the public space means that the budget's running away. Second, do you have enough engineers to build an Australian national network?" Read more.

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