US data security has “no sense”, cyber crime to take over public Cloud: Trend Micro

Global chief technology officer says cyber crime is to get worse because of public Cloud

The United States has “no sense” about data security while public Cloud adoption is facilitating cyber crime, Trend Micro global CTO, Raimund Genes, has claimed.

Speaking to Computerworld Australia on his recent visit to Australia, Genes said US' track record with Cloud adoption and online banking show it has serious security flaws.

“The US has no sense about data security, and I could be very brutal there,” he said.

“When I want to know how secure the citizenship of a country is in general, I just ask ‘do you do online banking?’...‘do you use two-factor authentication?'

“Online banking started this way and everyone accepted it, but now adding security is difficult.”

Genes said this relaxed approach to security continues into US' adoption of Cloud computing.

“I see this with everything in the US like Cloud computing,” he said. “Everyone was talking about how it was cheaper and no-one was asking where the data was stored.”

Calling the use of near field communication (NFC) by credit card companies in the US a “security disaster”, Genes said public Cloud offerings also pose a threat in the security space.

“I call the public Cloud the dark Cloud because of how much cyber crime is conducted in it,” Genes said. “As long as we use our current ecosystems, it will get worse.”

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