FC: Mark Milone on "Hacktivism: Securing the National Infrastructure"

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Wed Jan 08 2003 - 11:25:18 PST

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    Thanks to Mark for making this available to Politech readers, and apologies 
    for the delay. I've placed his article here:
    From: "Milone, Mark" <MMiloneat_private>
    To: "'declanat_private'" <declanat_private>
    Subject: Hacktivism: Securing the National Infrastructure
    Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 09:26:33 -0500
    Hi, Declan. I hope that this message finds you well. Attached please find my
    article, which was published in this month's The Business Lawyer. Although
    TBL has the right of first publication, I would like to find a site to host
    the article and I would like to publish the following blurb with a link to
    the article:
    	The foundations of modern society - communications, power,
    transportation, banking, water supply and public institutions - depend on
    interconnected computer systems to operate properly.  Hostile groups
    threaten this "National Infrastructure" by exploiting the strengths and
    weaknesses intrinsic in its architecture.  Activists that utilize networked
    forms of organization, doctrine, and strategy to protect civil liberties and
    spread democratic values in cyberspace present an invaluable resource in
    securing these systems.  These "hacktivists," however, must be provided with
    the appropriate incentives and protections to encourage coordination with
    government actors.  Facilitating this alliance will require an understanding
    of the relationships between technology, law and policy in a democratic,
    networked society.
    Please let me know if you would be interested in hosting/republishing the
    Have a happy holiday!
    Mark G. Milone
    Associate General Counsel
    New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
    World Financial Center
    One North End Avenue
    New York, New York 10282
    (212) 299-2369 (direct)
    (212) 299-2298 (fax)
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