New Cybersecurity Plan Unveiled
What will the plan entail?
- Duration 3:34
- Date Jul 20, 2011
What will the plan entail?
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He's joining us via Skype from Albuquerque, New Mexico mr.
Graham thank you.
But tell me about what the new plan for cyber security will entail.
So let us.
There's there's quite a few points there you know certainly in the at the recent release of duties plan.
For operating in cyberspace -- release of have been classified elements.
Primarily the probably don't the most poignant statement in there is identifying that we have a problem and the next identify how to fix it so.
They've released five of their key elements and included -- overall nations' cooperation comparing our -- workforce.
And certainly identifying the scope of the networks that they operate.
I agencies and when your statements in in their release.
Stating that got over 151000 networks seven million computing device is just managed by DOD and the fact is there there are significant number of vulnerabilities.
And and so it's it's it's it's sort of change in the way the -- to operate in order to keep up with the speed of cyberspace.
-- Department of Defense suffering a huge.
A hacking here recently with you know what was said to be at least it was reported that.
Cigarettes were given out near the Pentagon and not some scary stuff when you consider what just happened with the Sullivan lot of them a -- a bunch of secrets in his underground lair.
It wouldn't it -- just frightening if some of that stuff we're just headed right back out again because we got hacked.
-- absolutely and and you know reduce some beauty documents.
But there -- Singh's statement Kirk.
Certainly most of us -- fuels such as.
-- In the fact that you know very small -- -- very small applications that are very sophisticated composed of very large threat.
If you look at it in -- -- history from the attacks we've suffered.
In the last five to ten years it was usually a single application that was polling information.
It wasn't a big organized crime network or or something -- like like we all think threaded -- -- something very simple very small.
That was just put in in -- high -- place.
They just real quickly I'm I'm trying to kind of get information for people so that they know that their secrets are safe here in the United States.
-- -- how does how does our ability to secure things in the cyber world compare with that of other nations because every time this happens we hear the word come up with China.
That they may be behind something -- -- although a lot of our debt that -- be problematic if they also held our secrets.
Well you know there there's different motivations.
When you could -- carpets and there's there's obviously difference between -- in it when sir.
The very reason that they go behind those things.
As far as our ability to secure it you know the the big challenge we have and our ability to keep up just simply with population growth.
We if you look at a simple you know compare and contrast US and China.
For every cyber professional we can develop China can develop for five.
At the same time if you look at -- -- their populations growing faster sound and that leads to faster innovation in the end.
All right Stephen Graham joining us this morning he is with -- He is the North American senior director of the EC council that's the international council of e-commerce consultants we appreciate his perspective on the US cyber security in any plan to to make it tougher we're.
All watching this very closely in America because so much is on the computer our entire financial existence.
Is on our computer system in America it's it's a very scary thought.
That somebody -- access so much information about -- Stephen as the news warrants we'll have you back thank you so much.