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RE: White House may make NSA the 'traffic cop' over U.S. computer networks

  • From: Brance Amussen :)_S
  • Date: Tue Feb 15 16:55:08 2005

The question... 
How soon before all AS owners passing *any* government traffic, will be
required to install "Homeland Security (NSA) taps"? Even if the traffic is
in transit to another AS.. 
Not all government agencies are on the NMCI. 
Somewhere along the line, they are going to say they need taps to maintain
security *premeptive security* that is.. 
In the interest of Homeland Security I doubt it will be long.. 
 
Ugh, the whole thing scares me.. 

Brance :)_S



-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Daniel Golding
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 4:23 PM
To: Fergie (Paul Ferguson); [email protected]
Subject: Re: White House may make NSA the 'traffic cop' over U.S. computer
networks



Considering the fairly high quality security guides that have come out of
the NSA in recent years, this is probably the right choice.

- Dan

On 2/15/05 3:30 PM, "Fergie (Paul Ferguson)" <[email protected]> wrote:

> 
> 
> ...and following up on my last post, it would appear that the U.S. 
> gummint is at least taking some action wrt U.S. gummint
> networks:
> 
> http://www.securityfocus.com/news/10494?ref=rss
> 
> Not leaping to any conclusions here, but it would illustrate that, at 
> the very least, someone has concluded that the info- security posture 
> needs to be approached a bit more seriously.
> 
> $.03,
> 
> - ferg
> 
> --
> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet  [email protected] or  
> [email protected]