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Remarks by the National Counterintelligence Executive Dr. Joel F. Brenner at the Applied Research Laboratories of the University of Texas at Austin on 'Business Strategies in Cyber Security and Counterintelligence,' April 3, 2009   [open pdf - 49KB]

These are the remarks by the National Counterintelligence Executive Dr. Joel F. Brenner at the Applied Research Laboratories of the University of Texas at Austin on "Business Strategies in Cyber Security and Counterintelligence" on April 3, 2009. From the text: "Counterintelligence identifies and deals with threats to the Untied States from the intelligence services of foreign states and similar organizations of non-state actors, such as al Qa'ida and the Lebanese Hizbollah. We have a defensive mission -- protecting the nation's secrets and assets against foreign intelligence penetration -- and an offensive mission -- finding out what foreign intelligence organizations are up to in order to defeat their aims. To most people, counterintelligence just means counterespionage: rooting out spies. It is that, but it's much more. If you can penetrate a nation's -- or a company's -- information systems from the comfort of your office in Moscow or Beijing or Tehran, why run a spy? Remote information operations are cheaper and a lot less risky. So in a networked world, counterintelligence has a technical mission too. Understanding who's trying to penetrate us electronically and what they want, and driving higher levels of network security -- these are a large part of what we do."

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2009-04-03
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