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Re: Who wants to be in charge of the Internet today?
- From: Patrick W. Gilmore
- Date: Fri Jun 23 00:54:16 2006
On Jun 23, 2006, at 12:45 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
The U.S. is poorly prepared for a major disruption of the Internet,
Isn't the point of the Internet that no one is in charge?
according to a study that an influential group of chief executives
The Business Roundtable, composed of the CEOs of 160 large U.S.
said neither the government nor the private sector has a
to respond to an attack, natural disaster or other disruption of the
Internet. While individual government agencies and companies have
own emergency plans in place, little coordination exists between the
groups, according to the study.
"It's a matter of more clearly defining who has responsibility," said
Edward Rust Jr., CEO of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.,
leads the Roundtable's Internet-security effort.
I shudder to think what would happen under large scale attack if one
of the CEOs in that room had "responsibility" for the correct
functioning of the "Internet".
This definitely falls into the "Just Doesn't Get It" category.