Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will fully deploy the Einstein 2 threat detection system by year's end and will begin implementing in 2011 Einstein 3, with the aim to automatically detect and disrupt malicious cyber activity.
The first of what should be a slew of bills aimed at safeguarding government IT and the nation's critical information infrastructure was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democratic chairs of the seven committees with IT security oversight.
Cybersecurity isn't a problem like air defense, where you would look to the government alone to provide the solution, Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III says. Cyberdefense must include nongovernment entities, too.
Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, but works most closely with Ambassador GÃ¡bor IklÃ³dy of Hungary, the alliance's assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges
"Okay, we have bad guys that might be in the system, but at least we're watching them every minute and hopefully detecting them before they do anything too bad," RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman says.