WE’RE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’RE HERE TO “HELP” YOU
Outgoing Homeland InSecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano warned her successor on Tuesday to move quickly to prepare for an inevitable large-scale cyber-attack against the United States.
According to Napolitano, “Our country will, at some point, face a major cyber event that will have a serious effect on our lives, our economy and the everyday functioning of our society.”
This is a typical, ridiculous government statement that is nonsensical.
If there are entities in the US, such as a power station that is connected to the Internet, the owners of that power station should work to ensure its internet-connected systems are secure. If it’s Amazon.com, they should ensure all their systems are as secure as possible. The same goes for millions of other Internet-connected businesses.
Where is there this need for a government to protect them? Does the equivalent of Napolitano in the state of Florida spend their day trying to make sure that everyone in Florida is safe from a cyber-attack? Does each mayor’s office of each city make it a priority to make sure that, say, the City of Detroit is safe from a cyber-attack?
Of course not! That’s because the internet is without borders. Governments are based on borders, and violence and theft.
Is there a NATO equivalent of Homeland Security protecting the North Atlantic Treat Organization countries from overseas attack? Of course not! And even if they were, if you ran an internet based business would you leave your security up to them?
This is just another instance of government trying to find a job for itself where it is not needed. Oh, and robbing you every year to start with in order to find their make-work projects.
You know who is trying to protect the Internet? The Internet! From government!
THE INTERNET WORKS TO PROTECT ITSELF