Skip to comments.US 'building top cyber defence team'
Posted on 03/04/2010 8:06:42 PM PST by myknowledge
The United States is building an elite cyber defence team to guard the nation's public and private computer systems, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.
"We need the best brains we can bring to bear on meeting the challenge," Napolitano told computer security specialists at a premier RSA Conference.
"We are building one of the best teams anywhere, but our success depends in no small part on our ability to collaborate with the private sector."
She challenged those at the conference to join forces with the department and help teach people the importance of protecting themselves from online crooks and spies.
Napolitano launched a National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign contest to find innovative ways to convince the public how vital it is to safeguard computers from online attacks.
"All Americans have an important role to play in securing our computer systems and cyber networks," Napolitano said.
Proposals for promoting cybersecurity awareness can be submitted online at dhs.gov/cyberchallenge any time before April 30. The department will back winning ideas, according to Napolitano.
She said the department is ahead of schedule deploying an Einstein computer intrusion detection system on federal networks, which should be in place at 21 government agencies by the end of this year.
"Even as we are working to deploy Einstein we take very seriously the protection of privacy and civil liberties," Napolitano said of the system that analyses internet traffic as it flows into or out of federal computer systems.
She added the department has made "significant progress" in hardening cyber defences of privately-owned portions of the US critical infrastructure.
"We need to do more and we need to do it faster," Napolitano said. "Cyber threats are also threats to our homeland security."
She called on computer security specialists to help the department "leapfrog" forward with technology for speedy automated defences that can operate across all types of systems.
Napolitano wants to establish a cyber police state.
Think of the Bruce Willis movie Die Hard 4.0, where a gang of cyberhackers hijack and shut down the entire computer-based infrastructure.
So are they hiring Russian Hackers to do the (modern day equivalent) job that the KGB and Politburo used to do?
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Please stop posting pics of her.
“We need the best brains we can bring to bear on meeting the challenge,”
Radical Left-wing bloggers in hemp snuggies?
No, most likely domestic hackers.
I kept trying to read this post until I became so flustered that I actually clicked on the link to the actual article.
The thing that had me so flustered HERE .. Is what .. To my bigger frustration .. was also THERE on what you would expect to be a professionally written article!
Let me ask .. Am I wrong to think that ‘Defense’ is written as ‘Defense’ and no other way?
In Europe or elsewhere .. is ‘Defense’ spelled ‘Defence’?
Sorry for my stupidity.
(I Still .. Have ‘No Clue’ as to what this post is about)
In the United States it is. In Commonwealth countries, a 'c' replaces the 's'.
In Europe or elsewhere .. is Defense spelled Defence?
Yes. There's a difference between U.S. and British spellings.
Okie Dokie...I am near sure the Chinese military hacks will school them a bit in the near future. =.=
What about government? They are the greatest threat to privacy at this point.
I am near sure the Chinese military hacks will school them a bit in the near future.
I think the Chinese government's hacker/cracker clubs need to experience some kinetic failures. Such as the sudden and accidental electrification of their housepower grids by nearby high-voltage transmission lines.
See how their Toshiba laptops like 250,000 volts.