Today : Tuesday - Sep 02, 2014, 07:33am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

International News
 

'US outgunned in hacker war', admits FBI's top cyber cop

Wednesday - Mar 28, 2012, 06:44pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Washington -  The Federal Bureau of Investigation's top cyber official offered a grim appraisal of the nation's efforts to keep computer hackers from away from attacking corporate data  networks, saying that the current public and private approach is 'unsustainable.'

Shawn Henry, who is preparing to leave the FBI after more than two decades with the bureau, said during an interview that they are 'not winning' in the war against cyber crime.

Henry said that computer criminals are simply too talented and defensive measures too weak to stop them.

"I don't see how we ever come out of this without changes in technology or changes in behavior, because with the status quo, it's an unsustainable model," The Wall Street Journal quoted  Henry, as saying.

"Unsustainable in that you never get ahead, never become secure, never have a reasonable expectation of privacy or security," Henry added.

His comments came as the government considers two competing measures designed to buttress the networks for critical US infrastructure, such as electrical-power plants and nuclear  reactors, the report said.

According to the paper, Henry said FBI agents are increasingly coming across data stolen from companies whose executives had no idea their systems had been accessed.

"We have found their data in the middle of other investigations. They are shocked and, in many cases, they've been breached for many months, in some cases years, which means that an  adversary had full visibility into everything occurring on that network, potentially," he said.

Henry said while many company executives recognize the severity of the problem, many others do not, and that has frustrated him.

"Even when companies build up their defenses, their systems are still penetrated. We've been playing defense for a long time. You can only build a fence so high, and what we've found is  that the offense outpaces the defense, and the offense is better than the defense," he added.

 





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus


Related Articles:
» New Sri Lanka CM calls for army withdrawal
» BJP complains about Rahul's 'divisive politics' remark
» Modi to Rahul: Reveal names of youth in touch with ISI or apologise
» Manmohan’s offer to face CBI in coal scam "meaningless": Prakash Javadekar
» Muzaffarnagar riots left 113 dead: Jamaat
» Apologize, BJP tells Rahul Gandhi
» Sharif says U.S. should mediate in Kashmir issue, despite India’s rejection
» PM's statement on willingness to face CBI meaningless: Yashwant Sinha
» Hooda sermonises the media
» Germany, France demand 'no-spy' agreement with US
» BJP distant from concerns of poor, divides people: Rahul
» Obama apprised of talks with Taliban: Sharif
» Delhi in ICU: Harsh Vardhan
» BJP far removed from concerns of poor: Rahul Gandhi
» Himachal CM to tour BJP stronghold
» Countries should cooperate on child rights: Tirath
» Congress manifesto to have suggestions from all: Rahul
» I too may be killed but I don't care: Rahul Gandhi
» Kenya to attend top Commonwealth meet: Sri Lanka
» Ensure peace in Darjeeling, allow development: Mamata
» France's Hollande seen losing 2017 presidential election: Poll
» Obama tells Sharif to bring Mumbai attackers to book, clamp down on Hafiz Saeed
» I can make dal and keema: Obama tells Sharif
» India, China relations unique in the world: Manmohan Singh
» Merkel complains to Obama about surveillance


Other Articles:
Top US generals to hold talks with Kayani on Wednesday in Pakistan (28th Mar, 2012)
US apology over NATO air strikes in Pakistan ‘not good enough’, says Rabbani Khar (28th Mar, 2012)
China sees threat from foreign surveillance products (28th Mar, 2012)
Ireland, China to have closer cooperation (28th Mar, 2012)
Egyptian camel handlers threaten 'siege' (28th Mar, 2012)
Rubbing toothpaste on gums protects against cavities (28th Mar, 2012)
Mercy sought for man who poisoned mother (28th Mar, 2012)
Beijing, Shanghai gain top cities ranking (28th Mar, 2012)
Chinese face trial over Turkey relic (28th Mar, 2012)
Chinese terrorist gets death sentence (28th Mar, 2012)
US generals to hold talks with Kayani (28th Mar, 2012)
Rich get richer in China (28th Mar, 2012)
Paper iPhones offered to deceased (28th Mar, 2012)
E-commerce to make even bigger gains (28th Mar, 2012)
Are we living in Stone age, asks Pakistan court (28th Mar, 2012)
Wonder mix halves chances of cardiac attack, death (28th Mar, 2012)
Barack Obama now joins Pinterest (28th Mar, 2012)
Strong opposition delays Pak debate on terms of engagement with US (28th Mar, 2012)
Access to contraceptives may have allowed women to shrink wage gap (28th Mar, 2012)
Hacker group LulzSec exposes 171,000 US military accounts (28th Mar, 2012)
It won’t be surprising to know about ISI-Haqqani Network ties: ISAF chief (28th Mar, 2012)
Passengers bring 'erratic' JetBlue captain under control after al Qaeda rant during flight (28th Mar, 2012)
US Congressman calls ‘Taliban supporter’ Pakistan an ‘enemy of US, freedom’ (28th Mar, 2012)
Monitors say nearly 10,000 dead in Syrian uprising (28th Mar, 2012)
US Senate panel calls on China to cease 'repressive policies' against Tibetans (28th Mar, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use