I have trouble with this paradigm.
Raise the bar for some but not everyone?
the paradigm fails to address the seminal issues related to
THE INTERNET IS NOT SAFE.,
Not for anyone.
Giving special consideration to some dot Gov sites
is near sighted and short range solution.
NSA has special signatures to test against
for intrusion and malware.
That does not help with new malware or
first day exploits. It does nothing to make
even Gov sites safer from uber state hackers.
$18 Billion USD would be better spent
in the civilian sector to protect EVERYONE.
Can you imagine the efforts and work that would be expended
to win even a $1 million USD prize for an unhackable
Or a truly effective STONE firewall.
Lets examine the current paradigm.
Several Internet security companies have
security suites and they don't even share
signature files and block each others fire walls.
A few security companies have research teams
that are reactive, discover new threats and try
to prevent them.
They NEVER get ahead of the curve, only
react. Limited funds and limited scope.
One Million dollars may not be enough.
The world needs a rethink of cyber security
The world looses billions and billions of
dollars a year, ID theft, credit card fraud,
And there are a few small million dollar
cyber security companies struggling
to keep abreast of the new threats.
The cornfliker worm cabal is a prime
example, there just isn't the brain
power among the white hats to
defeat the confliker bots.
WE LEARN TO LIVE WITH THEM
AND ID THEFT AND CREDIT CARD
USA could make a world impacting
contribution to cyber security with
just setting up one eighteenth of that
$18 billion dollar budget.
Make it a Darpa challenge.
Put up a Billion of the 18, for
new cyber security break troughs.
The paradigm suffers from lack of funds
and brain power, which the black hats don't
lack for. They rake in Billions of dollars for
their criminal exploits, and virtually have the
field to themselves.
And the funding to pay fot the top brains.
We don't need NSA side tracked into
cyber security, we huge bonuses for
good quality anti-malware and Stone
Something that is effective against
Not specialized signature files
react to past attacks.
Using NSA for cyber security
is like using Bounty Hunters
to keep persons from walking
on the Library's lawn.
It can allow hackers to remotely take control of victims' machines. The victims don't need to do anything to get infected except visit a Web site that's been hacked.
Security experts say criminals have been attacking the vulnerability for nearly a week. Thousands of sites have been hacked to serve up malicious software that exploits the vulnerability. People are drawn to these sites by clicking a link in spam e-mail.
The so-called "zero day" vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft affects a part of its software used to play video. The problem arises from the way the software interacts with Internet Explorer, which opens a hole for hackers to tunnel into.