Archive for October, 2007

Administration starts transition planning with cybersecurity

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Now there are transition plans starting with a Cybersecurity commission that is going to make recommendations on how to better secure our systems and what should be done.  I’d like to see systems like einstein be mandatory across the entire public (federal) networks.  It would be an immense value for those in government to determine what is being missed.

Senate likely to hold hearings on Comcast network interference

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

After the AP released a report last weekend about the way comcast interferes with p2p networks now some senators want a probe. Perhaps a number of these companies that make p2p blocking hardware/software will go out of business.

DHS and the Internet

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

There’s a lot going on in the DC area as it relates to DHS.  The GAO released a report about planning for internet infrastructure recovery.  DHS is partnering with NSA in what appears to be related to a more advanced version of their Einstein project which has now drawn congressional ire.  This may be the beginning of DHS/NCSD getting a bit more attention than they wish to their activities and to the industry as a whole.  Could this be the beginning of the end of the unregulated internet?  It may not be long before the comcast p2p interference activities come up as well.