Monday, July 30, 2012

NSA Boss Wants More Control Over the 'Net

Simonite, Tom. "NSA Boss Wants More Control Over the 'Net." Technology Review, July 27, 2012.

From the blog: "The U.S. Internet's infrastructure needs to be redesigned to allow the NSA to know instantly when overseas hackers might be attacking public or private infrastructure and computer networks, the agency's leader, General Keith Alexander, said today.

Alexander spoke at the annual Def Con computer hacking conference in Las Vegas. It was a symbolic appearance that he said was motivated by a need to interest the hacker community in helping to make the Internet more secure.

Alexander, who is also commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, described the Internet as "at great risk from exploitation, disruption, and destruction." Read more

See also
Cowley, Stacy. "NSA wants to Hire Hackers." CNN, July 29, 2012.