In this work, we derive new outer bounds for the two-user interference channel with confidential messages. An upper bound is found for the sum rate. When the interfering link of the first user is greater than 1, a new upper bound on 2R1 + R2 is obtained by studying a special form of the three-user interference channel. The bounds are then compared with known bounds for the symmetric interference channel under strong interference regime. In particular, examples are presented to showcase for channel parameters where positive secrecy rates are known to be achievable, the new bounds improve upon the known outer bounds on the secrecy capacity region. It is shown that, in some cases, the 2R1 + R2 bound also improves the bound on the sum rate.