March 4, 2010
Originally appeared as Feds weigh expansion of Internet monitoring in Cnet News
Filed under Security & Surveillance
We'd be concerned about any notion that a governmental monitoring system like Einstein would be extended to private networks
Homeland Security and the National Security Agency may be taking a closer look at Internet communications in the future. The Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official told CNET on Wednesday that the department may eventually extend its Einstein technology, which is designed to detect and prevent electronic attacks, to networks operated by the private sector. The technology was created for federal networks.