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  • Jan 24th, 2013 @ 8:05pm

    Re: Re: You're making a common mistake

    Nod. There's quite a bit of ongoing cooperation already. Good key words to start with are: NIPP, HSPD-7, NCCIC, ICS-CERT, ISAC, CIPAC (if results are ambiguous, tie in with DHS)...and go from there. Some of the terms are cyber-specific, others are general critical infrastructure protection that includes cybersecurity. A lot of information is publicly available, but (probably because of the volume of government B.S. writing that is hard to go through and the aforementioned political/leadership communication limitations), most people really aren't aware of the extent of work currently being done.

  • Jan 24th, 2013 @ 7:55pm

    Re: Re:

    A rough broad generalization (re overclassification) that while, yes, there probably is a lot of it that shouldn't be...there is also a lot of stuff that gets classified, not because of its content, but because of the original sources. Ie, if you find out something and know it for a fact because of sources/infrastructure that need protecting, that...thread...of information is classified. If there is public reporting of it later from unclass sources...that...thread...of information would not be.

  • Jan 24th, 2013 @ 7:47pm

    Re: Re: Huh ???

    Most of the critical infrastructure which is involved in cyber war belongs to the private sector. If you read the legislation (or even anything but the worst of the reporting) you'd see that (much/most of) it aimed at how to handle convincing (or requiring) private companies to work together, put in reasonable controls, how to work with the government, etc.

    If someone drops a bunch of troops on US soil, there are clear laws and protocols already in place. But, with cybersecurity, imagine if the military wasn't allowed to prevent anyone from landing weapons or troops in/on US assets or even really see what's going on....and that once that happened...there were conflicting and confusing laws and protocols on how to respond. Especially if you're not 100% sure who's troops/weapons they are. This is what it's currently like in the US from a cybersecurity (war) perspective.