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To what extent should government agencies become involved in directly helping businesses--including companies providing critical infrastructure services--improve their information security operations?
The Washington Post this week reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been pressing the Obama administration to allow it to scan the networks of hundreds of large U.S. businesses.
But the White House has resisted the proposal, in large part over the privacy concerns related to requiring American businesses--including defense contractors--to submit to the NSA scanning their network. Meanwhile, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have said that while the NSA should have a role, really it's DHS who should be leading the cybersecurity charge.
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