In an interview with the BBC well know security expert Bruce Schneier declaimed that intelligence agency attacks on Internet infrastructure have broken trust.
“The fact that it has been subverted in ways we don’t understand… we don’t know what to trust. And that is an enormous blow to the global promise of the Internet.”
In the short video accompanying the article, Schneier makes an interesting observation.
Referring to the techniques used by the NSA and GCHQ to subvert the Internet Schneier said:
“In a few years this will be what the cyber criminals do.”
That is a scary concept that once said, seems obvious. Luckily, the IT security industry is already racing to develop the means to counter the huge budgets and capabilities of the NSA. The hope is that by the time the cyber criminals come to the party most organizations will be well defended.