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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

INTERNET KILL SWITCH????


1.   Recent events in Egypt and the debate over the “Cyber Security and American Competitiveness Act of 2011”, has introduced the cyber world with a yet another jargon term “INTERNET KILL SWITCH”.Whats this all about and what does this mean.....crux in brief as i understood after going through few good informative sites....read onnnnn!!!!!

2.   The term would give US the best tools available to swiftly respond to a significant CYBER threat.Thus if the U.S. detected a serious cyberthreat at some point of time, this switch would enable the US President to instantly shut down any infrastructure connected to subject infrastructure.It is not a mandate to be able to shut down the entire Internet but rather authorizes the president to order turning off access to “critical infrastructure” .

3.   Our interest here is to look at just one dimension of the issue – the technical feasibility; the political and policy aspects, we’ll leave to others.

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