Fwd: cnn.com - Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system(Einstein 3.0)

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Tue Oct 7 18:13:08 UTC 2008

On Tue, 7 Oct 2008 14:07:04 -0400 (EDT)
Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 7 Oct 2008, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> > On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:30:11 CDT, "J. Oquendo" said:
> >> What about exceeding the minimum requirements for a change.
> > (I think you'll find that if somebody is actually willing to *pay*
> > for more security, there's plenty of outfits who are more than
> > happy to make it happen)
> What should the US Government buy for more security?  And how can the
> US Government make sure they actually get what they are paying?
Right.  The US government is a *huge* operation.  Suppose you were the
CIO or the CSO for the US government (excluding the classified stuff)
-- what is the proper cybersecurity strategy?

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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