|UK Ministry of Defence : "Too Old To Keep Up With Hackers"|
|Written by computathug|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 06:27|
According to an interview with The Guardian, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the UK has admitted to being the target of multiple breaches of its systems thanks to unknown hackers.
While the number of attacks, or what systems were breached exactly, aren’t known, the MoD admits that it’s enough of a wakeup call to get smarter when it comes to defending itself from online attacks.
It’s quite shocking to see that what appears to be the US equivalent to the FBI or Secret Service, not having the know-how or staff to keep one step ahead of hackers in this digital age.
Major General Jonathan Shaw of the MoD had this to say, which completely boggled my mind:
Pen and paper isn’t going to help defend top-secret systems, and Shaw says that the organization will include more funding for its digital defense as the years go on. It hopes to be a leader in digital defense strategies by the year 2015.
An MoD spokesperson wasn’t as grim as Shaw was on the situation, saying:
Shaw says that the Ministry should look to companies like Facebook for assistance, as it has its own “White Hat” program to help keep its own data secure. But if Zuck isn’t going to lend a hand, Shaw plans on seeking assistance from “kids”:
Good luck with that one.
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 20:17|
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