In a effort towards a fraud
prevention solution, an executive in the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) has recommended government and corporate leaders
should consider developing a new, highly secure internet. Shawn
Henry, Executive Assistant Director at the FBI, said it is important
to develop networks where anonymity is not an option and only known
and trusted employees would have access to the internet. This ID
verification step will ensure the people who have access to the
information are the only ones who are supposed to be accessing it.
Henry talked about the idea for the
highly secure internet to conference-goers at the International
Systems Security Association saying, “We can’t tech our way
out of the cyberthreat. The challenge with the internet is you don’t
know who’s launching the attack.”
We applaud Henry for thinking ahead, and for thinking of ways to combat the complications that come along withdata
security. While not everything can be perfect, it is important
that leaders in the United States are taking action against fraud.
TheDepartment of Defense is finalizing policies on how the military can
react in the case of a cyber attack. And the Department of Defense
has also set up a trial program to share cyberthreat data with
military contractors in order to prevent intrusions. The Department
of Homeland Security is reviewing this model in order to protect
power plants, financial networks, and other key systems.