Efficacy of Einstein program in question

April 2008
InTech;Apr2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p10
The article reports on the hearing on the Einstein program for cyber security, an initiative signed by U.S. President George W. Bush in February 2008. The Einstein program is a detection system that automatically monitors and analyzes Internet traffic into and out of federal computer networks in real time and it allows officials at the Department of Homeland Security to scan anomalies. During the hearing, officials linked the Einstein program with the Trusted Internet Connections initiative of the Office of Management and Budget. According to Ken Silva, formerly a senior official with the National Security Agency, the lack of clear lines of authority delayed the policy process on launching the program.


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