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NSA Director Says the US Must Secure the Internet

September 7th, 2010 09:35 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Trailrunner7 writes “The United States has a responsibility to take a leadership role in securing the Internet against both internal and external attackers, a duty that the federal government takes very seriously, the country’s top military cybersecurity official said Tuesday. However, Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the US Cyber Command, provided virtually nothing in the way of details of how the government intends to accomplish this rather daunting task. ‘We made the Internet and it seems to me that we ought to be the first folks to get out there and protect it,’ Alexander said. ‘The challenge before us is large and daunting. But we have an obligation to meet it head-on.’ It’s unlikely that any of Alexander’s comments Tuesday will do much to quiet the criticisms of the Obama administration’s security efforts thus far. Speaking mostly in generalities, Alexander emphasized the administration’s commitment to the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, a plan developed by the Bush administration and recently partially de-classified by Obama administration officials.”

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