A cybersecurity sleeping pill

Monday, 23 September 2002, 12:33 PM EST

For sixty-five pages, a fat lot of nothing. That's the only sensible verdict possible upon scanning Richard Clarke's much-hyped draft of "The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace."

After a huge noise in the media, Clarke and the Bush administration pulled coitus interruptus on its grand September 18 roll out. What was delivered is best described as a muffled, mildly grumbling fart of toothless suggestions for industry and stupidly obvious homilies in government-ese expressing a childishly wishful desire for better national computer security practice.

The official explanation is that the report is still a work in progress, that it will evolve, and two months from now, we'll get the real thing.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //