|U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says - BusinessWeek|
by Rattle at 12:48 pm EST, Dec 8, 2008
The U.S. faces a cybersecurity threat of such magnitude that the next President should move quickly to create a Center for Cybersecurity Operations and appoint a special White House advisor to oversee it. Those are among the recommendations in a 44-page report by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity, a version of which will be made public today. The bipartisan panel includes executives, high-ranking military officers and intelligence officials, leading specialists in computer security, and two members of Congress.
To compile the report, which is entitled "Securing Cyberspace in the 44th Presidency," commission members say they reviewed tens of thousands of pages of undisclosed documentation, visited forensics labs and the National Security Agency, and were briefed in closed-door sessions by top officials from Pentagon, CIA, and British spy agency MI5. From their research, they concluded that the U.S. badly needs a comprehensive cybersecurity policy to replace an outdated checklist of security requirements for government agencies under the existing Federal Information Security Management Act.
|RE: U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says - BusinessWeek|
by Decius at 2:27 pm EST, Dec 8, 2008
In particular note recommendation 17, in which the government is encouraged to enable drivers licenses or national ID cards to work online. The words "consistent with privacy and civil liberties" are thrown in there, but I think this development, and the massive civil liberties battles that will be associated with it, are inevitable. Its kind of like watching the birth of skynet.