Former anti-spy chief says gadgetry failing

Wednesday, 17 September 2003, 12:55 PM EST

Despite the introduction of ever-improving surveillance technologies and snooping gadgets, today's spies were failing to gain the upper hand in "the war on terrorism," the former head of Britain's national security agency, MI5, said on Monday.

"I certainly don't think at this stage we're winning it," Dame Stella Rimington, Britain's one-time anti-espionage chief, said when asked to assess the so-called war on terrorism being advanced by U.S. and British governments.

In the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, Western governments have invested heavily in securing borders, fortifying national infrastructure and intelligence gathering.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Internet of Things: Bracing for the data flood

Whether we think we should be connecting the IoT and our existing systems together or not, the basic imperative to extract business intelligence from the raw information will demand that the connection takes place.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //