US gov't to 'dig into all Internet communications'

(DIGITS BLOG) — The Obama administration lifted the veil Tuesday on a highly-secretive set of policies to defend the U.S. from cyber attacks.

It was an open secret that the National Security Agency was bolstering a Homeland Security program to detect and respond to cyber attacks on government systems, but a summary of that program declassified Tuesday provides more details of NSA’s role in a Homeland program known as Einstein.

The current version of the program is widely seen as providing meager protection against attack, but a new version being built will be more robust–largely because it’s rooted in NSA technology. The program is designed to look for indicators of cyber attacks by digging into all Internet communications, including the contents of emails, according to the declassified summary.

via Details of “Einstein” Cyber Shield Disclosed by White House – Digits – WSJ.

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  1. Why would cyber terrorists communicate openly in an email? If they did, I can’t imagine they’d be stoopid enough to speak about it their plans. It would be like planning a robbery in a doughnut shop packed with policemen.

    Gotta look past what they say they are doing and look at what they will be capable of really doing. Some of which is to fulfill Luke 21:25-26 “…Men’s hearts failing them for fear…”

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