The Open Internet’s Growing Security Vulnerability Problem — Part VI in a Series

April 8, 2009

The open Internet’s inherent vulnerability to bad actors made the front page of the Wall Street Journal today in an important-to-read article: “Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies.”

Now we better can much better appreciate why Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller is so concerned about cybersecurity and committed to making protection of the Nation’s critical cybrastructure a much more urgent priority for the Internet.

The WSJ article hit the core internet problem on the head in the article — its a lack of accountability:

  • It is nearly impossible to know whether or not an attack is government-sponsored because of the difficulty in tracking true identities in cyberspace.”

This problem in this article spotlights why cybersecurity and online safety are very real and pressing problems on the Internet today. It is surprising and alarming why there is not as much public focus on the very real problems of the Internet as there is on potential unproven Internet problems.

Part V

(Parts: I, II, III, IV)

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