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The Register: Law enforcers the 'absolute worst people' for Net security - former Fed

Feb 21, 2000, 17:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C. Greene)

"Congress "should not allow law enforcement to take it upon themselves to regulate Internet architecture or technical standards," Mark Rasch, Vice President of security firm Global Integrity, insisted.

His reasons were many. First, and most simply, no one in his right mind trusts the Feds, an observation borne out by the reluctance of perfectly sober network administrators to install National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) software to detect the DDoS tools Trin00, TFN and Stacheldraht, chiefly because the NIPC stubbornly refused to release the source code."

"Another of Rasch's common-sense observations: law enforcement doesn't need to regulate Internet security. The DDoS attackers exploited 'widely-known, widely publicised vulnerabilities,' to carry out their attack, he noted."

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