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Re: cnn.com - Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system (Einstein 3.0)
I have a big problem with politicians making technical decisions that may look good at the politicial level but make no sense at the technical level. "fighting back" implies that your own facilities will be busy pinging thousands of bots to death around the world. Yeah, smart. Looks good during a politician's speech, but in reality, what good does "fighting back" do when the remote computers won't be hurt by it ? I think the speech would have far more credibility if the politician had used terms such as "dynamic protection against attacks" where the network would reconfigure itself dynamically to block attacks etc etc.