On April Fool’s day president Obama  declared war on cybercrime. 

This may be the second, perhaps third or fourth, time he has declared war on cybercrime. Declaring war and fighting it are clearly two different items. Surely declaring war doesn’t work because on 4/8/15 the Whitehouse revealed that it had been compromised again.

Like the War on poverty and the war on drugs, the war on cybercrime is not likely to end soon or peacefully. Like previous wars, there will be a lot of rhetoric. But unlike other wars this is one where the innocent are the targets not the combatants.

Obama’s deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told CNN on Tuesday “we do not believe that our classified systems were compromised,” although as noted the unclassified network also contained highly sensitive information.

Do the words ‘...we do not believe…’ instill confidence?

This most recent breach was said to have occurred on a  non-classified system . This may seem like only a very mild tremor on the Internet Security Richter Scale, yet it raises very troubling questions. It is fair to wonder if the Whitehouse can’t keep sensitive email secure, should we expect that private citizens can do a better job?

Was, for example, Hillary Clinton’s email server more secure than the Whitehouse? Is yours system more secure than Ms. Clinton’s?

This is not the first time or even the second that the Whitehouse has had intrusions. In October 2014 it was breached. Previous breaches occurred dating back to 2008.

We know that over 70% of all all security breaches initially occur from the use of stolen passwords. That includes your passwords as well.

The real question, the unifying theory of cyber security, is why don’t we just eliminate the password all together? That would give an instant 70% improvement in security. The password is the weakest link. Lets kill it.

BPID is on a mission to eliminate the password in 2016. Our asymmetrical  data system makes eliminating the password possible without compromising security or convenience. Stay aware of our progress, please join us by signing up for our news.

Coming soon… BPID password-free authentication.

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAPaul Swengler is the CEO and principal of Bulletproof ID a password-free authentication system. He can be reached through www.bpidsecurity.com Twitter: @bpids