Forwarded from: Thomas Roy Garner <tirzahtomat_private> Regarding the creation of a new net, GovNet, simply b/c "viruses are getting smarter". Is the concern for a new Intranet for Government agencies b/c of viruses or the need for a new intranet? If it's against viruses, and it's based on Microsoft technologies, then those same virus problems will still be there. People can introduce a macro-virus inadvertently to the intranet via a Word document or someone could slip up and let a full blown virus penetrate onto the intranet via the internet. Just hope the "logic" for this intranet is not based on virus problems that our own security personnel should be fixing... -----Original Message----- From: owner-isnat_private [mailto:owner-isnat_private]On Behalf Of InfoSec News Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 6:55 PM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] White House asks industry to develop secure federal network http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/1001/102501td1.htm By Bara Vaida National Journal's Technology Daily October 25, 2001 President Bush's special adviser on cybersecurity on Wednesday told hundreds of information technology specialists that he wants the private sector's recommendations on how to build a secure nationwide intranet for government agencies and their estimates on its cost. Richard Clarke also said the private sector would build the intranet, to be called Govnet, and then lease it back to the government in exchange for a service fee. "We want to build as secure an intranet as possible--one that taxpayers can rely on to be 100 percent safe ... a network that is separate from the routers connected to the Internet," Clarke told IT officials gathered at the Commerce Department. [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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