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Friday, April 29, 2011

DOJ: "FBI's core cyber security…basically incompetent"

From today's IT World:
Despite its growing digital surveillance capabilities and increasing responsibility for investigating and countering cyber attacks on the U.S., the FBI's core cyber security division turns out to be basically incompetent, according to a critical report from the Dept. of Justice.
 A "redacted" version of the PDF report can be seen at this location. Given my own frustration with the FBI's responsiveness to my requests, I'm hoping the DOJ can have somebody looking closely at alternatives. They are certainly the organization under which my cyber privateers would function. It's even my contention that a 50-50 split with licensed and bonded cyber privateers could completely pay the DOJ annual budget! Well, at least for the first year. After that, the deterrent effect of actual privateers with government-backed teeth (ie, a get-out-of-jail-free card), would stop cyber crime in its tracks.

My only remaining question is, "Who will be the first government to pull the pin and start writing Letters of Marque and Reprisal?" Australia? Japan? Israel? Gosh I wish it could the the USA!

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?