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Cybersecurity review scrutinizing telecom policy
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:20:29 pm »
The government may have to take a new approach to securing the nation's telecommunications infrastructure, two senior administration officials said Friday.

The intersection of military operations and telecommunications policy is just one of the many facets of cybersecurity currently under review by the administration as it wraps up its 60-day, government-wide review of cybersecurity programs.

Two officials familiar with the review, led by Melissa Hathaway, the acting senior director for cyberspace for the National Security and Homeland Security Councils, said the laws and policies governing telecommunications have not kept pace with the technology in the sector. Consequently, the administration is reviewing ways to balance the need to address evolving threats--such as viruses or organized cybercrime--with the maintenance of information infrastructure, they said, talking to reporters on a conference call.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10212101-38.html?tag=mncol

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Re: Cybersecurity review scrutinizing telecom policy
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 01:17:38 pm »
I would hope they will have a Good plan eventually.
Unfortunately they will miss the simple way to fix it without a ton of money..
They can do what china and a feww other countries did in the past which was to firewall the country and slowly open restrictive ports..
Dont get that wrong.. Im not talking about restricting websites or content. And or the ability to trade. There will always be the need to have a lot of open ports.
But we do not have to have all the ports open on the inbound side

As things get better they will eventually be able to run the so called national firewall with better technology..
We could also put the nation on www2 and allwo incoming users from outside of the country go threw the www of our web. that would add a better controllable layer and not mess with our Freedoms of speech or security..

I would also like to see the SMTP protocol re-written to secure the ports better.Port 25 just dont make it anymore..AT&T knows this and thats why a consumer and business need to use non-standard ports now on there network   
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