“The main information security problem derives from the nature of the internet: it is a one single platform all over the world – in Brazil’s power plants, the home maker in china and the US out sourcing company”, says Israel Nayman, head of the cyber department at EntryPoint-IT.
He says that “the world is based on the internet, whole work fields are relying on a solely Internet infrastructure, and citizens and countries are depending on it. In this case, a hit on the infrastructure turns into a strategic threat to any developed country, including Israel.”
“There are 3 kinds of attacks that a country feels threatened by: large scale attacks designed to take down the entire network; Target-Focused attacks, aimed at specific targets like critical infrastructure such as hospitals and banks; and ‘silent’ attacks, aiming to get specific critical information,” explains Nayman.
“The reports we are getting in the last few days are mostly about large scale attacks. Those are not dangerous and security-capable organizations can easily defend from them,” says Nayman, and adds that “We hear less on the other two attack kinds even though their results are more devastating. The singular global infrastructure and the disappearing borders between work and home are the things that make those devastating attacks possible.”
Nayman also talked about the reports about China getting the blueprints of the Iron Dome: “These cases show us that the worker’s personal space and organizational infrastructure he uses need to be separated, to create a safe, hard-to-penetrate bubble. The facts unfortunately show that such a bubble is hard create, almost impossible. It is important for countries to create a separate infrastructure so critical organizations can use it. This separation is the only thing that can make hackers’ penetrations hard to achieve.”