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Cyber Security Jeopardized by Too Much Government Secrecy

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The federal government’s $30 billion program to safeguard the U.S from cyberspies and terrorhackers is running into an unexpected problem – too much secrecy. Forbes Magazine reports that executives of corporations that own most of the nation’s critical cyber infrastructure – banks, telecommunications and transportation – are wary because the government’s plan has very few provisions for meaningful information sharing. The transparency issue came up over and over again at the security industry’s recent conference in San Francisco where Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said, “”We can’t be serious about national security or national cyber security without engaging with the private sector.” (4/11/08)