Private Companies Seek to Stop Foreign Cyber Attacks
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- While it's the FBI that has the executive order to lead the defense against cyber terrorism from foreign states, some private companies are looking to thwart attacks on their own.
Crowdstrike CEO George Kurtz says: "This happens every day in the cyber security space, where these adversaries come in and steal everything."
And what they steal is the intellectual property that makes America competitive. Anything from plans for weapons systems and stealth bombers to less lethal products like computer chips and secret soda recipes.
The idea is to prevent attacks like the ones believed to have come from Iran that recently involved 10 major U.S. financial institutions. Iran's denial that it is the culprit has been dismissed as a flimsy cover up by security experts.
Experts think one solution is to isolate sensitive systems from the general use of the Internet.