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Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring

Posted By admin On March 5, 2010 @ 5:37 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Declan McCullagh
CNet [1]
March 5, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO–Homeland Security and the National Security Agency may be taking a closer look at Internet communications in the future.

The Department of Homeland Security’s top cybersecurity official told CNET on Wednesday that the department may eventually extend its Einstein technology, which is designed to detect and prevent electronic attacks, to networks operated by the private sector. The technology was created for federal networks.

Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, said in an interview that the department is evaluating whether Einstein “makes sense for expansion to critical infrastructure spaces” over time.

Not much is known about how Einstein works, and the House Intelligence Committee once charged [2] that descriptions were overly “vague” because of “excessive classification.” The White House did confirm [3] this week that the latest version, called Einstein 3, involves attempting to thwart in-progress cyberattacks by sharing information with the National Security Agency.

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[1] CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10463665-38.html

[2] charged: http://intelligence.house.gov/Media/PDFS/IAAFY09.pdf

[3] did confirm: http://www.prisonplanet.com/8301-13578_3-10462563-38.html

[4] Image: http://www.prisonplanet.tv

[5] Cybersecurity Bill Would Substantially Increase Monitoring of Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cybersecurity-bill-would-substantially-increase-monitoring-of-internet.html

[6] Cyber Storm III uses Internet to attack itself: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cyber-storm-iii-uses-internet-to-attack-itself.html

[7] ‘Einstein’ replaces ‘Big Brother’ in Internet surveillance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98einstein%e2%80%99-replaces-%e2%80%98big-brother%e2%80%99-in-internet-surveillance.html

[8] Democrats to continue Internet coup with new cyber bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/democrats-to-continue-internet-coup-with-new-cyber-bill.html

[9] FCC Using Cybersecurity To Regulate Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-using-cybersecurity-to-regulate-internet.html

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