Multi-factor & Risk-based Authentication Week in Review for Saturday, July 17, 2010

A look back at a House hearing on cyber attribution, a senior Homeland Security infosec adviser on authentication and the thoughts of the departing Navy CIO.Here's what you'll find in our review of some of's most compelling content of the week:
  • Experts witnesses tell Congress that technology to provide for perfect attribution won't be possible anytime soon, yet if it were, the solution could raise privacy and civil liberties concerns that many Americans would find untenable.
  • Bruce McConnell, a top IT adviser at Homeland Security's National Protection and Program Directorate addresses the National Strategy for Trusted Initiative.
  • It wasn't a transfer he sought, but like the good naval officer he is, Navy Chief Information Officer and Reserve Cmdr. Rob Carey is moving on to a new assignment as director of strategy and policy at the Navy Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet, reporting to its commander Vice Adm. Bernard McCullough

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