amanfromMars said… replying to a conversation on http://amanfrommars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/150321.html
It appears that US Cyber Command would agree with all that we have to say.
We have got to make this easy for our citizens, for the private sector and for us to interact with each other to ultimately get ourselves to a position where we can share information real-time in an automated machine-to-machine way because given the speed and complexity of the challenges we’re talking about in cyber, that’s where we’ve got to get, and we’ve got to work our way through how are we going to do that.
In the U.S. government, Homeland Security, the Department of Homeland Security, clearly plays a central role here. As both the director of NSA and the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, our capabilities support them and other U.S. government partners in our attempts to do that. …..Admiral Michael S Rogers ….. http://cryptome.org/2015/03/nsa-15-0223.pdf
QUESTION: I’m Mike Nelson. I’m a professor of Internet Studies at Georgetown, and I’m just recently started working for CloudFlare, which protects about a million Websites around the world from DDoS attacks, provides SSL encryption.
I was at the cyber summit the White House did a week-and-a-half ago, and one of the topics that you kept hearing in the hallways was about how American companies are very uncomfortable sharing information with the U.S. government if they can’t share that same information with dozens of other governments.
I’d be curious to know how we’re supposed to decide which governments are OK to share with and how we deal with the fact that the Belgians and the French and the Turks and everyone else wants to know what we’re sharing with you. And our customers want to know that, too.
ROGERS: Right. So again, it’s another reason why I think that legal framework becomes very important here. Now, I’ll be honest, now you’re getting into the specifics of an area that isn’t, you know, my personal focus. I certainly understand the concerns, don’t get me wrong. But my comment would be that idea is not unique to cyber, for example. You name the business segment, and just because we share something internally within the United States doesn’t mean we do so automatically everywhere in the globe. So I would argue cyber’s not exactly unique in this regard, nor is the challenge that it presents — and it is a challenge; I acknowledge that — to the private sector unique to cyber.
They are however light years away from being able to command and control those virtually vital spaces for legacy systems which have tended to misuse and abuse for personal profit and inequitable gain any perceived powers that be assumed and granted by actors and societies, both ancient order and secret and post modern and which would imagine themselves to be the elite executive powers that driver and deliver the future for current markets and failing mercantalism and consumerism for ancient orders and/or past secret societies.
And for that is there a price to be paid whenever lacking effective necessary unique mutually beneficial intelligence and that is exclusion and banishment from future lead. There be no place in leadership nowadays for the intellectually challenged and imaginatively bankrupt, the selfish and the arrogant.
22 March 2015 at 17:39