NSA Developing Program to Detect Cyber-attacks: Report
The National Security Agency is reportedly launching a new program to protect against cyber-attacks targeting the country's critical infrastructure and government. However the program is also raising concerns, the Wall Street Journal reported.Plans for a National Security Agency program to monitor for cyber-attacks against the public and private sector is already drawing concerns, according to a report. According to the Wall Street Journal, plans for a program known as "Perfect Citizen" are being seen by some as an attempt by the NSA to get more deeply involved in domestic matters, while others believe it to be a necessary part of cyber-defense.
According to the Journal, Perfect Citizen will establish sensors across a variety of computer networks-including government agencies and private companies in the utility industry-to detect attacks. Defense contractor Raytheon has been given a contract to design the initial phase of the project. While a U.S. military official reportedly called the project long overdue, others questioned whether or not the program goes too far.