Tuesday, July 14, 2009

U.S. Government's Cyberdefense System Doesn't Work

As reported on July 8, 2009 on foxnews.com AP

The flagship system designed to protect the U.S. government's computer networks from cyberspies is being stymied by technical limitations and privacy concerns, according to current and former national-security officials.
The latest complete version of the system, known as Einstein, won't be fully installed for 18 months, according to current and former officials, seven years after it was first rolled out.
This system doesn't protect networks from attack. It only raises the alarm after one has happened.
The total cost of the system, designed to protect all nonmilitary government computers
, is classified, but officials familiar with the program said the price tag was expected to exceed $2 billion.

Editor Rozek’s Notes: The problem is not that it will only tell you after it has happened. The main issue is that some of the best hackers in the world are anti-government. No matter how good our people are, there will always be someone working to be better…and have way more time and their hands to practice…cause they are living on the outskirts of a mountain somewhere with a satellite dish and a computer main-frame made out of coconuts and piano wire….and their twisted brains are very high functioning! I almost have to hand it to them in a Macgyver/Gilligan’s Island professor kind of way…as a matter of fact…I kinda want to date one of them.

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