Forwarded from: "Huggins, Michael" <mhhugginsat_private> Again with the sensible approaches to remove security from a process or procedure or product Americas "Greedy" corporate wizards will turn the ostriches loose in the Congress/Senate and we will again end up with another GLB/HIPPA/DMCA not complaining since when they bury their heads my job continues to be ensured. Michael H. Huggins CISSP CTOC USN (ret) First Command Information Security Manager 817 569 2435 -----Original Message----- From: InfoSec News [mailto:isnat_private] Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:00 AM To: isnat_private Subject: [ISN] Administration Pares Cyber-Security Plan http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59168-2002Sep9.html By Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, September 10, 2002; Page A04 As the White House moves to finalize a national plan to better secure cyberspace, high-tech firms and other companies are continuing a furious campaign to have some recommendations struck from the document. The administration no longer plans to recommend that Internet service providers such as America Online, MSN and EarthLink bundle firewall and other security technology with their software. Instead, it will ask ISPs to "make it easier" for home users to get access to such protections. It also does not plan to recommend that a privacy czar be appointed to oversee how companies make use of their customers' personal information, according to several people involved in drafting the document. A government official said the changes were made in hopes the plan would be adopted voluntarily by industry and not necessitate another layer of government regulation. Several companies have argued that if the government tells people what to buy and dictates how they should run their businesses, innovation will be squelched. But others said private industry was more concerned about the costs involved in carrying out the recommendations. Businesses also worry about taking on new legal liability. "I've been really shocked at how companies have been acting in their own interest rather than in the national interest," said Allan Paller, director of the SANS Institute, a computer-security think tank and education center. [...] - 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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