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January 2006

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MARCUS SACHS ISN'T SHY ABOUT SETTING LOFTY GOALS-- LIKE SAVING THE INTERNET FROM ITSELF. HOW DOES THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SRI INTERNATIONAL'S COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB--THE R&D ARM OF DHS--PLAN TO PULL THIS OFF? FOSTERING PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION IS A PRIORITY, AS IS DEVELOPING A SANITIZED INTERNET FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES. How does the private sector help shape what DHS should be working on? We attend as many private sector events as possible and talk with several hundred ISPs, equipment manufacturers and vendors. These companies collaborate with us to provide DHS with input for projects like DNSSEC and secure routing. DHS has funded a number of research groups that bring us great insight. They are real-life companies; they're in the market making money and struggling just like everyone else. They are our forward-observer eyes--they are way out in front and bring information and intelligence that help us understand what is really happening in the business world. How does it benefit an enterprise to share information with DHS?...

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  • Mining NetFlow

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  • Help From Above

    Security managers are looking to the keepers of the Internet cloud for relief.

  • Secure communications

    by  Dr. Juergen Schneider

    This tip covers ways that you can secure a network to protect data from internal as well as external attacks.

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