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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Computer-security experts, including former government officials, urged the Bush administration on Tuesday to devote more effort to strengthening defenses against viruses, hackers and other online threats.
The Bush administration should spend more on computer-security research, share threat information with private-sector security vendors, and set up an emergency computer network that would remain functional during Internet blackouts, a computer-security trade group said.
The Homeland Security Department should also give more authority to the official who oversees cyber security, members of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance said.
The Homeland Security Department, which was not immediately available for comment, opposes such a move.
Originally posted by dgtempe
These people recommending such actions arent just anyone. Its the faceless government wanting to take our rights and information away.
Namely, Mr. Bush. I fully expect not to have access to internet within a year.
How do you like him now?
Originally posted by titian
I know lots of folks will disagree with me but I think tighter controls, if implemented properly can benefit everyone. IF is the million dollar question however.