Thursday, January 26, 2006

Borderless is the Future of Fighting Cyber Crime

Robert S. Mueller, III Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation gave a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2006.

He made some interesting comments, which make a lot of sense to me.

"Turning from the transformation of the FBI in the wake of September 11 to threats to our national security and partnerships. When the FBI was established 97 years ago, it was because crime had begun to cross state lines. Today, criminal activity not only crosses state lines, it traverses international boundaries with the click of a mouse.

"Like your businesses, law enforcement has also been affected by globalization. While technology and travel have made the world smaller, crime is more diverse than ever before—from terrorism to telemarketing fraud to the trafficking of human beings."

Here is the entire speech: Director Mueller’s speech.

Here are some great resources found on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s site for corporations and good citizens to share information in the fight against borderless criminal activity.

Submit tips about crimes that may impact your company and report cyber attacks and scams through the Internet Crime Complaint Center;

Learn how to join
InfraGard, a joint FBI and private sector initiative that battles cyber crimes and other threats through information sharing;

Get details on how to protect your business from
economic espionage and receive unclassified national security threat information through our Awareness of National Security Issues and Response program;

Browse our
Be Crime Smart website, which has a full range of tips and suggestions for protecting your business from fraud, workplace violence, and other threats;

Read about how our
Anti-Piracy Warning Seal can help prevent copyright theft on music recordings, movies, software, and more;

Learn about our
criminal history checks for employment and licensing; and

Find out
how to do business with the FBI.

There is no doubt that with borderless crime, the solution is teamwork and breaking down barriers. This is a good example of how this is happening AND the result will be a better society for us all.

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