Saturday, January 16, 2010

Why Google v China is Different

I've been reading various comments on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Google v China issue. One caught my eye:

Security experts say Google cyber-attack was routine

"This wasn't in my opinion ground-breaking as an attack. We see this fairly regularly," said Mikko Hypponen, of security firm F-Secure.

"Most companies just never go public," he added.


In some ways this comment is true, and in ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r ways I think it can mislead some readers. I believe it is true in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sense that many organizations are dealing with advanced persistent threats. However, I believe this comment leads some readers to focus incorrectly on two racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r insignificant aspects of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Google incident: vulnerabilities and malware.

On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 vulnerability front, we have a zero-day in Internet Explorer. I agree that this is completely routine, in a really disappointing way.

On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 malware front, we have code submitted to Wepawet. I agree that this is also not particularly interesting, although I would like to know how it ended up being posted cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re!

Five issues make Google v China different for me.

  1. The victim made a public statement about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 intrusion. I read that this was a difficult decision to make and it took strong leadership to see it through:

    Google Inc.'s startling threat to withdraw from China was an intensely personal decision, drawing its celebrated founders and ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r top executives into a debate over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right way to confront cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 issues of censorship and cyber security.

    Google's very public response to what it called a "highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China" was crafted over a period of weeks, with heavy involvement from Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

  2. The victim is not alone. Google isn't alone in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sense that firms suffering from Conficker last month weren't alone, i.e., this isn't a case of widespread malware. Instead, we're hearing that multiple companies are affected.

  3. The victim is not a national government. Don't forget all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 China incidents involving national governments that I followed from summer 2007 through 2008.

  4. The victim named cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 perpetrator. This amazes me. We need more of this to happen. By doing so a private company influenced a powerful policy maker to issue a statement of a diplomatic nature.

  5. The victim could suffer furcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r damage as a result of this statement and decision. Every CIO, CTO, CSO, and CISO magazine in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world talks about "aligning with business," blah blah. Business is supposed to rule. Instead, we have a situation where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 self-reported "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ft of intellectual property from Google" plus "accessing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists" resulted in a business decision to alter and potentially cancel operations. That astounds me. You can claim Baidu is beating Google, but I don't buy it as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 real reason Google is acting like this.


Bravo Google.

2 comments:

jodi said...

I disagree that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 vistim will "suffer". I think that Google will actually gain more loyal customers in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 USA as it's brand is improved (by finally acting on it's mantra of doing no evil)

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Lovely China said...

China and China people lost more for google's making such an irresponsible statement .
Goggle is not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 victim, on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 contrary, Goggle gains more than google can imagine. Say it correctly, Google is just a scoundrel.