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Three Thoughts on Kramer's "Think Tank" Idea

If you haven't read the Threatpost article "U.S. Needs Cybersecurity Skunk Works, Expert Says" yet, then take a minute to do so. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Ok, back? Cool...

I have 3 responses to this article:
1) A "think tank" could be interesting, especially if implemented using the same biz model as In-Q-Tel uses.
2) If done, the government cannot be in charge of it in any way, shape, or form. Participate? Sure, but not in charge. Otherwise, it would be a complete, abject failure.
3) "policy makers and security experts don't even know which questions to ask, let alone what the correct answers are" - Ummm, well, let's see... sure, policy makers are clueless, but perhaps he's not talking to the right "security experts," because I'd like to think a number of us actually know the right questions...

Overall, I'm unsurprised by the lack of clue, but am still a bit disappointed. And this was the keynote speaker for Black Hat DC today. Oh, well...

Added bonus quote: "a wonk-geek coalition" - seriously? *rolls eyes*


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