Yesterday in an interview with ZDNet Asia, the CEO of security software provider Kaspersky Labs proposed a system of “Internet passports” and “Internet police” as a solution to the security problems that currently plague the Internet.

ZDNet Asia: If you had the power to change up to three things in the world today that are related to IT security, what would they be?

Kaspersky: Internet design–that’s enough.

ZDNet Asia: That’s it? What’s wrong with the design of the Internet?

Kaspersky: Everyone should and must have an identification, or Internet passport. The Internet was designed not for public use, but for American scientists and the U.S. military. That was just a limited group of people–hundreds, or maybe thousands. Then it was introduced to the public and it was wrong…to introduce it in the same way.

I’d like to change the design of the Internet by introducing regulation–Internet passports, Internet police and international agreement–about following Internet standards. And if some countries don’t agree with or don’t pay attention to the agreement, just cut them off.

However, Kaspersky himself admits such a system would be extremely expensive and would become a bureaucratic mess:

ZDNet Asia: What would keep the vision of an Internet passport, Internet government and an Internet police from becoming reality?

Kaspersky: It’s expensive, and it’s very bureaucratic to have all these agreements