In a speech he held at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Monday, General Keith B. Alexander, the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) director, shared some interesting insight on the cyber security issues that currently affect the country.
Once again, the subject of China and the cyber threats that come its way have been placed in the spotlight.
If a few weeks ago, during the visit of the Chinese Minister of Defense, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta agreed that not all cyberattacks come from China, Alexander mentioned it explicitly and named it a threat, The Epoch Times reported
On the other hand, the General also highlighted the need for communication between organizations in an effort to prevent cyberattacks.
He believes that the large number of cybercrimes we have witnessed in the past years may represent the “greatest transfer of wealth in history.”
Finally, he took the opportunity to deny the rumors according to which his organization wants to collect information on US citizens, ThreatPost informed
“We don’t store data on U.S. citizens. That’s baloney. … That’s ludicrous,” he said.