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NSA Chief Continues Bid to Take Over Cybersecurity




NSA Chief Continues Bid to Take Over Cybersecurity
NSA Chief Continues Bid to Take Over Cybersecurity



http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2009/03/nsa-continues-b.html 

By Kim Zetter 
Threat Level
Wired.com
March 09, 2009

In the wake of the resignation on Friday of National Cyber Security 
Center (NCSC) Director Rod Beckstrom over concerns that the National 
Security Agency plans to take over government cybersecurity efforts, 
comes an announcement that NSA Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander will be 
giving the keynote address at this year's RSA security conference.

The talk is being billed as an explanation about why cybersecurity is a 
national security issue.

The release says Alexander will be talking about "how the Internet 
enables cyber criminals and others in conducting targeted attacks and 
what can be done to combat this threat."

The Bush Administration frequently tried to equate crime on the internet 
with national security to gather support for its interest in monitoring 
internet activities. Alexander's RSA talk will likely continue this 
trend and serve to bolster the NSA's efforts to wrest control of the 
government's cybersecurity efforts from the Department of Homeland 
Security, a prospect that concerns civil liberties advocates, given the 
NSA's acknowledged warrantless domestic wiretapping program and 
allegations that the agency also secretly tapped domestic internet 
communications without a warrant.

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