A planned nationwide US cyber-alert early warning system could make security attacks stronger and more sophisticated.
The warning comes from a security expert after the US government announced a project to create the system, which would link Washington with the federal Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If it is successful the project could be extended to the rest of America.
The “Public Regional Information Security Event Management” system (PRISEM) will in theory offer an online early warning about every threat imaginable. This will of course include botnet incursions to the more worrying cyber-attacks from terrorists.
It will do this through specially tailored security and information event management equipment from NitroSecurity that’s being kept at the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab.