Microsoft Seeking Radio Controlled Dog Collars for All Humans
Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft, said “there are at least 10 countries in the world whose internet capability is sophisticated enough to carry out cyber attacks … and they can make it appear to come from anywhere.”
“The Internet is the biggest command and control centre for every bad guy out there,” he said.
The head of online security company McAfee told another Davos debate Friday that China, the United States, Russia, Israel and France are among 20 countries locked in a cyberspace arms race and gearing up for possible Internet hostilities.
Mundie and other experts have said there is a growing need to police the internet to clampdown on fraud, espionage and the spread of viruses.
“People don’t understand the scale of criminal activity on the internet. Whether criminal, individual or nation states, the community is growing more sophisticated,” the Microsoft executive said.
“We need a kind of World Health Organisation for the Internet,” he said.
“When there is a pandemic, it organises the quarantine of cases. We are not allowed to organise the systematic quarantine of machines that are compromised.”
He also called for a “driver’s license” for internet users.
“If you want to drive a car you have to have a license to say that you are capable of driving a car, the car has to pass a test to say it is fit to drive and you have to have insurance.”
Hey Microsoft: F-U.