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DoD To Defend Private Nets?

The Department of Defense is always worried about cyber attacks against government computers, but taking down a major corporation can be just as bad.

That's why the DoD is thinking about defending corporate networks as well.

The department has a new task force looking at the issue with an eye towards financial institutions, utilities and transportation.

The DoD already has its own defensive system called Einstein, which may extent to certain critical private industry systems.

If the plan moves ahead, corporate involvement would be strictly voluntary, DoD officials say.

Does this all make sense or do you fear the government will do more harm than good? Express your feelings at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on June 04, 2010 at 11:53 AM