Not all security experts are quite that optimistic, however.
“From what I’ve seen, personally, there are a lot of good efforts,” said David Venable, vice president of cybersecurity at Masergy Communications.
Venable has previously worked for the NSA for several years. Now, at Masergy, he helps companies with international cybercrime investigations.
He said that it can be difficult to go after the smaller fish because the global cybercrime law enforcement processes aren’t well developed yet.
“And as long as there are any countries that aren’t cooperating, hackers around the world will use that country’s infrastructure to launch attacks,” he added.