The White House is preparing to unveil a new “cyber data-sharing” unit this week, according to reports, and will be placing it under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
The new unit will be called the Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), and its mission seems to directly overlap with a similar center created by Congress a few months ago, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
Both are nominally to manage reports of threats from various intelligence agencies. So why do we need two entire centers to handle a handful of reports going to a handful of other agencies?
The smart money, however, is on the planned revived CISPA getting folded into all this. Intended to give corporations legal immunity for all data shared with the federal government in violation of privacy agreements, on the grounds of national security, this wealth of data could be just the reason the administration is creating these centers to manage cyber data.
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And what are they going to share? Everyone's personal information. With whom? FBI, local cops, anyone who can arrest you. And israel of course.
One of the biggest, most glaringly obvious threats in cyberspace is the prospect of an "artificially generated stampede." The solution does NOT require money or a new federal agency.
Solution ( a 5th grader could figure it out): You just find SOMEONE, ANYONE with the courage to explicitly warn fans in large, confined crowds (stadiums, ballparks, etc.) that legitimate emergency evacuation orders do NOT come from their personal cell phones. OR… You do nothing and wait for a tragedy, potentially something along the scale of 9/11. agsaf.org
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