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President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee: Network Security Vulnerability Assessments Task Force Report   [open pdf - 366KB]

At the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) XXIV meeting, Mr. Richard Clarke, then National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism, requested the NSTAC's continued assistance in assessing and responding to cyber attacks, particularly distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, which could impact national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications in the converged network environment. Responding to Mr. Clarke's request, the NSTAC subsequently tasked the Network Security and Vulnerability Assessments Task Force (NS/VATF) to assess the policy and technical issues related to the evolving public network (PN) supporting NS/EP communications for (1) Network disruptions, particularly DDoS attacks; (2) Security and vulnerability of the converged network control space, including wireless, network Simulation and testing, standards and consequence management issues; (3) Needed countermeasures (e.g., functional requirements) to address 1 and 2 above.

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2002-03
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