DHS to set up $6 billion one-stop security shop for government agencies

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    DHS to set up $6 billion one-stop security shop for government agencies:
    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...e-stop-security-shop-for-government-agencies/
     
  2. Baserk

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    The Forbes link in that article makes for a good laugh. link
    The EDA quit destroying their hardware, worth millions of dollars, only when they ran out of budget to pay for destruction. (Sounds like a Dilbert episode but it's true, check the link).
    Perhaps better CIOs would be more appropriate?
     
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    Computers along with integrating them into mobile phones is going the bankrupt the U S gov. in this cat and mouse game and the ambition to want to monitor every d#mn thing that breathes or moves.

    Software/Hardware makers are having a field day introducing more and more techniques for this and that an so on.

    It's a runaway train far surpassing it's weight limit.
     
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    It's not possible to completely guarantee any PC to be completely malware free, not unless they have some way to thoroughly examine every function on every chip, every piece of firmware, etc. Beyond that, unless you're using an Open Source OS, have compared every file against its source code, and have the ability to totally understand every bit of that source code, you can't make an absolute guarantee. That said, if they want to continue this practice, I'll gladly take that "compromised" hardware and dispose of it for them.
     
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