Mar 052010
 March 5, 2010  Posted by  Online

Robert Westervelt reports:

Former government officials and experts stressed the need for protecting the privacy and civil liberties of U.S. citizens despite the growing need of the federal government to help thwart attacks against the networks of privately owned critical infrastructures.

The federal government can play a role in protecting private networks from cyberattacks, but in a way that doesn’t trample on civil liberties, say two of three expert panelists at the 2010 RSA Conference. The panelists discussed whether the government should require the top Internet service providers to conduct deep packet inspection, a controversial process that requires ISPs to scan network traffic of its customers to detect malware.

Read more on to find out what Richard Clarke, Michael Chertoff, and Marc Rotenberg had to say.

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