Comments on "Secure Cyberspace"

Katie Gramling
Katie Gramling

PostedFebruary 15, 2008

Authentication, monitoring, crime prevention -- will these approaches protect both cyberspace security and individual privacy?  How can engineers design software that is inherently more robust?

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  • Julianne Stansine
    Julianne Stansine

    Posted 3 years and 2 months ago

    Julianne Stansine from Virginia comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    When a page is being built, put in a second back up page. That page could be built while your building the first. That page could scan the information you mark important or put up a code that reverses what hackers do to get in. It could spit out a code that undoes the entering and destroying of property from hackers in a different language of codes. Ten, if the hackers wanted to further hack into the undoing code, they would have to figure out the code. I don't know how to do that yet, but maybe engineers could figure it out.
  • Carter, Shaun
    Carter, Shaun

    Posted 3 years and 5 months ago

    Carter, Shaun from Columbia comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    Smart encryption that built in to change when it suspects there is hacking or tampering. It would be impossible to break if it constantly changes.
  • Kenny Poole
    Kenny Poole

    Posted 3 years and 6 months ago

    Kenny Poole from Raleigh comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    they should make an eternity code, which is encrypted so that known hackers cannot get in, such as anonymous. the idea behind an eternity code is that you create an entirely new language and then implant that into the motherboard so that hackers would have to decode the language in order to break in
  • Shekhar Duhan
    Shekhar Duhan

    Posted 3 years and 12 months ago

    Shekhar Duhan from Karnal,Haryana comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    A special web browser may help a lot..
  • Shekhar Duhan
    Shekhar Duhan

    Posted 3 years and 12 months ago

    Shekhar Duhan from Karnal,Haryana comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    Ban phishing websites..security checks should be increased..
  • Ryan Wichterich
    Ryan Wichterich

    Posted 4 years and 5 months ago

    Ryan Wichterich from Austin, TX comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    It is very unlikely that we can make a system that is 100% while being open but what we CAN do is make it so hard to crack that it isn't worth it to hack it.
  • Ryan
    Ryan

    Posted 4 years and 6 months ago

    Ryan from Austin, TX comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    I think it is best to follow google's approach on their web browser Chrome. Make a machine as secure as you possibly can then offer money for anyone who can find a venuverability eventually almost everything will be secured. But, even the most secure software is only as secure as the people using it.
  • Davis Castle
    Davis Castle

    Posted 4 years and 6 months ago

    Davis Castle from Oakland,CA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    We Could Create A Program That LOOKS Appealing To Hackers,But Really Is A Virus Eliminater(hee-hee-hee)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Posted 4 years and 6 months ago

    Anonymous from Disclosed comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    Internet should be family friendly for kids and adults.
  • Michael Monterey
    Michael Monterey

    Posted 5 years and 5 months ago

    Michael Monterey from Seattle comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    PPS: Per the good ideas posted by others, my next-gen system integrates all of them and much more down to the kernel and core communication logic architecture. Additionally, though my approach involves a human engineering component (real world ID verification & multi-biometrics) removing anonymity for critical transactions & communications, it permits maximum privacy & optimal security at all levels & within data streams & routers. While it automates secure coding Schneier says is uncrackable, it also permits flagging of suspect keywords to alert the intelligence community or CSOs of possible threats & risks. All the security & compression functions are integral, automatic, and beyond user control & tampering. It does the same for any network enabled with my system or embedded subsystems.
  • Deb Fusco
    Deb Fusco

    Posted 5 years and 7 months ago

    Deb Fusco from Macungie, PA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    I use a private computer in my home. Often, when I am logging out, a message comes up stating that other people are logged on to my computer and shutting down will also shut them down. How are people hacking into my computer without my knowledge or consent? Is it possible to track down the hacker? I'd appreciate any information you may be able to share. Thanks, Deb Fusco
  • Ravikiran
    Ravikiran

    Posted 6 years and 2 months ago

    Ravikiran from Hyderabad ,INDIA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    The major way of authentication in most of the websites is by user name & password which is vulnerable to many types of attacks like Phishing(which happens in many ways).Two-factor authentication is also proved to be vulnerable.There is a necessity of designing protocols or methods such that even though the theft of identity can not do harm to customers or users.There should be multi levels of authentication but not at cost of time & speed!
    Hackers are always a step ahead in technology.we are thinking of solutions after attack is done.Instead of that Ethical hacking is to be done & possible know attacks are to be prevented.Educating normal internet user yields more benefit in avoiding phishing attacks.The war between hackers & cyber security people is never ending!
  • H. Walter Spence
    H. Walter Spence

    Posted 8 years ago

    H. Walter Spence from Mclean, VA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    We need to take better cues from physical security controls such as video surveillance. By recording all network traffic at choke points or boundaries between AS's and proactively inspecting that traffic for malware or ill intent, attak vectors can be better understood faster for quicker detection. Video surveillance is pervasive in physical security. Why hasn't it caught on with networks? The ability to capture packet data at multigigabit speeds and store it on multiterabyte storage has been around for a few years now. Surveillance has a deterent effect as well that should not be underestimated.
  • J. Six
    J. Six

    Posted 9 years ago

    J. Six from Maryland, USA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    Too many ideas in the information/computer/network security fields rely on stopping vulnerabilities. We can block a piece of malware if we know what it looks like. We can block a piece of confidential information from leaving our network if we know what it looks like. Well, we don't know what these things look like until it is too late. This is why we need more resilient systems. We need a network that can survive, and function well, even if a majority of the connected hosts are compromised and trying to do it harm. We need hosts that can survive even if a majority of the programs and services running on it are compromised. We need information that can survive being processed by a compromised host. In the real world, our bodies are subjected to viruses, bacteria, and many other baddies all of the time. Yet we continue to function fine, a vast majority of the time without being aware of the battle going on inside of us between these interlopers and our own immune system. The body learns about what is attacking it and it comes up with a solution while only compromising what it must. Until we can build information systems that can respond in a similar way, cyberspace will never be "secure."
  • Gary Morgan
    Gary Morgan

    Posted 9 years ago

    Gary Morgan from PNNL, Richland, WA comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    We need advanced automated predictive and proactive response systems at all levels on our digital infrastructures (both communications, computing and control).
  • Kevin Fortney
    Kevin Fortney

    Posted 9 years ago

    Kevin Fortney from GMU comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    The concept of balancing the approaches to protect individual privacy rights with out compromising cyberspace security is a difficult challenge. The use of engineering solutions to reduce anonymity is not the precise approach for cyberspace security or protection of individual privacy rights. Fearing someone that is anonymous tells a lot about your data assurance. The problem space is to identify the greatest risk not a user that decides to conceal his identity. The solution is not to develop more anti-privacy software. The theory of being completely anonymous over the Internet to begin with is not possible. There is plenty of security solutions used to reveal the true identity of a user. For Example; when a user connects to the Internet the computer is assigned an IP address which is often logged by a web site or an ISP. Therefore, the problem does not exist in individuals having complete control over their anonymity. This approach would not help prevent against attackers but would open more doors for loss in confidentiality and integrity of information. Reducing the ability to be anonymous could cause leaks in personal information. This could be used by marketers, identity thieves, and online predators. Instead, engineers should focus more on the idea of creating solutions to protect anonymity over the Internet.
  • S Micheals
    S Micheals

    Posted 9 years ago

    S Micheals from California comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    We keep the internet safe and open the same we do rest of our infrastructure - fear of punishment and real enforcement. This issue is mostly a national and international rule of law issue. Why do most people no destructive and follow the rules? They get caught and go to jail if they do not (or at least are afraid they will). We do need engineering solutions to reduce the ability to be anonymous -- better cyber forensics in essence and then the national and international will to prosecute crimes (or when state sponsored -- treat as acts of war)
  • Rob Lewis
    Rob Lewis

    Posted 9 years ago

    Rob Lewis from Ottawa Canada comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    @Charles M. Barnard - proactive protection by definition does not detect and neutralize anything, that is reactive. What is needed are mechanisms at the OS level that determines acceptable or authorized behaviors, including data access, and denies everything else in a default deny framework that supercedes the normal kernel mechanisms that allow software vulnerabilties to be enacted on. This approach is deterministic and is a viable proactive approach. A secondary problem is the inadequateness of network security to provide information-centric security. Does not work and will never work. People are starting to figure that out now. With the right approach you can secure the internet one computer at a time. :)
  • Charles M. Barnard
    Charles M. Barnard

    Posted 9 years and 1 month ago

    Charles M. Barnard from Wisconsin comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    The net needs proactive protection, software that can reliably detect and neutralize malware, including the ability to analyze new software for potential threats. Like any tool, the same techniques used to create malware can and are used to create useful tools as well as such weapons. The creation and use of such weapons is a social problem, like all crime, and the net needs to be able to detect, isolate and remove malware in as short a period as possible to avoid its spread, and also locate the source(s) for apprehension and detention of the purpetrators. None of this is simple.
  • Harikumar
    Harikumar

    Posted 9 years and 1 month ago

    Harikumar from India comments on How do we keep the Internet safe and open?
    My opinion for enchancing Cyber security is first we must create an awareness about the various ways in which one can be exploited and also the ways in which to avoid them. My main view is that many people around the world are ignorant to these security issues and become aware of them only when they themself are exploited.As someone said "Security isnt a process it's just a state of mind".... By doin this even though we cant entirely stop cyber crimes we could atleast decrease it by a great amount.