: Seems to be a case of prisoners dilema. The security of any one network
: is to some extent at the mercy of all other connected networks. The
: overall security of the network is only as strong as it's weakest link.
: In a highly competitive market place there is going to be little
: incentive to invest in security if it will just be compromised by your
: cost cutting competitors.
- Shouldn't we encourage our tax $ go with preference towards good
- If only a few of the larger networks started implementing better
practices that engineering groups can't get funded today, we're
still getting better off.
- Starting at the core, which is who the Feds buy the most IP from,
still makes life a lot simpler if and when we get the "big one"
in terms of cyber-attack.
I think this is probably better for a BOF (maybe even the security
BOF) discussion, though...