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    Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    All in the name of security right???!!! Whats next? Master Control Program? HAL?

    Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position - WSJ.com
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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    The moves come amid growing evidence that sophisticated overseas hackers are waging a widening assault on important U.S. networks. The Defense Department detected 360 million attempts to penetrate its networks last year, up from six million in 2006. The Pentagon alone has spent $100 million in the past six months repairing damage from cyberattacks.

    U.S. officials acknowledge that the hackers, believed to be mainly from Russia and China, are having some success. The Wall Street Journal reported this spring that cyberspies breached both the nation's electricity grid and the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, the $300 billion Joint Strike Fighters.
    Thats some really, really serious stuff. I think Obama is making a very good future investment for Americas security. I dont get why you think its so bad? Or are you just throwing childish Obama insults again? It wont effect you. The whole point of this is to protect and coordinate the governments own networks not yours.
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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    All in the name of security right???!!! Whats next? Master Control Program? HAL?

    Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position - WSJ.com
    Uhh what's wrong with that? Are you denying that our computer networks are a major vulnerability, and need to be protected? Are you denying that this will become an even BIGGER aspect of national security in the near future? Or are you just upset because you think the name "cyber czar" sounds scary?

    This sounds like a good idea to me. Our networks are extremely vulnerable. I don't see what's so horrible about having someone overseeing their protection.
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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Holy crap. Stop with the Czars. Is there a single one that has every done anything useful?

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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This sounds like a good idea to me. Our networks are extremely vulnerable. I don't see what's so horrible about having someone overseeing their protection.

    I never like anything that gives more power to our government not to mention a new power that only answers to one person.

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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I never like anything that gives more power to our government
    And how exactly does this give more power to the government?

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    not to mention a new power that only answers to one person.
    This guy answers to the National Security Agency which answers to the president. Having people in the executive branch who answer to only one person is nothing new...the buck stops with the president, and always has.
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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I never like anything that gives more power to our government not to mention a new power that only answers to one person.
    Actually the Czar will report to the NSC as well as the White House Senior Economic Advisor. Not too much power in a single person. Also, it will not apply to businesses, only government agencies.

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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And how exactly does this give more power to the government?

    It will essentially give them the power to shut down the entire network in the US if they feel it is being threatened beyond a controlable point.

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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I never like anything that gives more power to our government not to mention a new power that only answers to one person.
    More power to the government by allowing them to deploy better security measures over there own networks??

    It will essentially give them the power to shut down the entire network in the US if they feel it is being threatened beyond a controlable point.
    No it wont. Like it would take a "Cyber Czar" to have to shut down the entire US network. Its been attacked many times before, they would have done it then, and nobody has the Cyber capabilities outside of the government, not even China, to bombard it beyond the point that intelligence services cannot control it. And even in that scenario, if the security forces didnt have the ability to shut down the entire network, do you propose we just leave it online for the hackers to take all the information at will?
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    Re: Obama Set to Create 'Cyber Czar' Position

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    More power to the government by allowing them to deploy better security measures over there own networks??



    No it wont. Like it would take a "Cyber Czar" to have to shut down the entire US network. Its been attacked many times before, they would have done it then, and nobody has the Cyber capabilities outside of the government, not even China, to bombard it beyond the point that intelligence services cannot control it. And even in that scenario, if the security forces didnt have the ability to shut down the entire network, do you propose we just leave it online for the hackers to take all the information at will?
    It will give them the power to do so if they feel national security is at risk. While it may not take a "Cyber Czar" to shut down the entire network no one office has had the authority untill now, at least that I am aware of.

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