In this Help Net Security video, GroupSense CEO Kurtis Minder discusses President Biden’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, designed to take the country’s cybersecurity posture to the next level.
While this strategy promises to make it much easier for government agencies to launch aggressive cyberattacks against their adversaries, it betrays why the United States lags behind modern cyberthreats. increase.
It’s important to remember that the United States used Stuxnet to launch aggressive cyberattacks in earnest in 2010.
Unfortunately, this approach is misguided. The solution to cyberattacks is hardening defenses (boring but effective), not hardening attacks (attractive but ineffective). The reasons are many and range from “how real is crime?” Given how difficult it is to determine the cause of an attack (and it is better to do so before launching an attack!), most cyber breaches are caused by inadvertence, not by a lack of direct response. The reality is that proper cyber hygiene is to blame.