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Look for your own nits DHS

I see that the Department of Homeland Security is making predictions now. This from a piece written by Greg Keizer:The top Internet threats for 2006 will include more attacks through instant messages and cell phones, as well as a boost in identity hacks against online brokerage accounts, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance predicted Wednesday.

I see that the Department of Homeland Security is making predictions now. This from a piece written by Greg Keizer:

The top Internet threats for 2006 will include more attacks through instant messages and cell phones, as well as a boost in identity hacks against online brokerage accounts, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance predicted Wednesday.

While this may be true I am afraid that the DHS is engaging in user awareness training when they could be doing a lot more to avoid coming threats. What about DDOS attacks against critical infrastructure? It would not be nice if NASDAQ was targeted for instance. (DDOS, Distribute Denial of Service Attacks, the use of millions of packets targeted at a single destination to make it inoperable). Is DHS protecting their own infrastructure? We know they are not. A simpler question then. Does DHS know what their infrastructure consists of? Have they done an audit? Sadly, no.