Following the news that during a Republican party retreat, US Senator John McCain warned that the US does not have a comprehensive plan to deal with cyberwarfare. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer International commented below.

Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:

Michael Patterson“One of the biggest challenges is unequivocally knowing who is behind a specific cyber attack whether it is a country, state agency, private organization or hacker. Unfortunately, there is the need to overcome issues surrounding anonymity before a perpetrator can be identified.  This is a foundational issue with Internet communications.  Whether it is an attack on businesses, organizations, individuals or the government, a solid cybersecurity strategy needs to be hammered out now to protect US interests and US citizens. Legislation that can also provide a significant deterrent to hackers is warranted. The legal system needs to keep step with technological advances, but it all starts with a solid cybersecurity plan that Federal, State and local governments can all support with the input of businesses and private citizens.”

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