DNI: Public trust important for cybersecurity

DNI: Public trust important for cybersecurity
DNI: Public trust important for cybersecurity

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By Ben Bain
June 09, 2009

Top intell official says public must be convinced civil liberties are 

The government must convince people that it can bolster cybersecurity 
and protect civil liberties, the country=E2=80=99s top intelligence official has 

Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, said June 8 that 
the reality of intertwining public, private and government networks has 
meant increased collaboration with companies to protect the common 
structure used by agencies and the private sector. However, Blair also 
acknowledged =E2=80=9Ca deep suspicion=E2=80=9D that many people have about the 
government, particularly intelligence agencies, being involved in 
private networks.

Blair's remark's came in a speech at a dinner in Washington hosted by 
the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a professional 
organization with members from both government and industry.

=E2=80=9CI think that=E2=80=99s going to be a big job in the future,=E2=80=9D Blair said. =E2=80=9CThe 
president announced the results of a 60-day review, pointed at the 
importance of striking this bala


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