Feuding agencies agree to disagree on cybersecurity

September 1, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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When a threat to the nation arises from cyberspace, who you should call isn’t always clear.

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, years of bureaucratic battles among federal agencies over primacy in cybersecurity –mostly between the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency — seem to have settled into a working, if not always perfect, relationship. But it may be that an imperfect system is the best we can hope for, given the nature of the Internet.

“Identity on the Internet is almost impossible to authenticate,” said Travis Sharp, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., and co-author of a recent report entitled “America’s Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age.”

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