National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC): Meeting Agenda, November 26, 2002   [open pdf - 163KB]

The following are the Meeting notes for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) on Tuesday, November 26, 2002. The formal opening of the meeting was followed by welcoming remarks, and then by a discussion of NIAC comments on the Draft of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. "Mr. Tritak explained that the objectives of regulation are to ensure the security of cyber systems related to primary matters, and to secure cyber systems to assure the functioning and protection of the critical infrastructures. To protect these cyber systems, one must first determine where the markets will fail and, where there is the potential for failure, regulation should be examined and considered. Another cautionary note raised by the members was that we must be careful to avoid over-regulation, and also must compare how state and local governments interact, including how information to protect vital infrastructures is exchanged throughout the country. In response to a question regarding a member's previous comment on 'deputizing' IT professionals, it was explained that since there are not enough IT professionals in the government, perhaps the government could leverage the private sector to help pursue these issues, help with enforcement, and fill the current void. Mr. Schmidt replied that the Secret Service's new Crime Enforcement program is doing just that."

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National Infrastructure Advisory Council Meeting. Washington, DC. November 26, 2002
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