This is amazing. A private and secure way for companies to discover if information has been traded/sold in almost real-time. This will really cut down the time for hackers to be caught I hope.
What amazes me is that hackers have such an ability to hide on the Internet. It must be hosting companies, ISP’s, banks that allow these criminals to do business. We hear each day of companies that were negligent in dealing with crime. Bernie Madoff for example triggered some warnings by executives but those were ignored.
Crime doesn’t happen just by itself but by everyone who allows it to occur. As a society we pay for crime in so many ways. When I worked for a hosting company part of the job was to lookout for illegal activity. Those were against the terms of service. Why am I bringing this up? Some employees allow illegal activity by not having the proper amount of computer professionals who can monitor the system. They say “they didn’t know” but how can they know when the computer professionals are overworked just trying to maintain the system?
If society is serious about stopping crime then we need to hold decision makers responsible when crime occurs at a company. Otherwise what is the incentive? No one pretends that companies with a financial penalty really change behavior. When they make more money by breaking the law, what are people who are concerned with this quarters stock results going to do? We set up a system and then act like we don’t know how it works.
We can stop crime, it’s just clear that those who profit from it do not want to.