Wednesday, October 08, 2008

US Considering Automated Cyber Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering the development of an automated system to retaliate against cyber attacks:
"Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Friday said he'd like to see a government computer infrastructure that could look for early indications of computer skullduggery and stop it before it happens.

"The system "would literally, like an anti-aircraft weapon, shoot down an attack before it hits its target," he said. "And that's what we call Einstein 3.0.""

"Einstein" is the name of the U.S. government's current intrusion detection system.

Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system


Leena said...

Helpful blog.


mysterchr said...

I didn't feel like I was being given enough information on the topic. The title says their considering automated retaliation but the article made it seem like they already have a such system. That's just what it seems like to me that the author was saying about Einstien 3.0