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Codebreaker

US government plans Perfect Citizen

John Moe Jul 8, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports on a project to build a program to detect cyber attacks on utilities, infrastructure, and corporations. Headed by the NSA, it’s being estimated as a $100 million project with Raytheon having won the contract. No one’s confirming it on the public record but the Wall Street Journal has the story. The project, called Perfect Citizen for some reason, would employ a series of sensors to detect when a cyber attack may be taking place. It’s not intended to thwart the attack, just to sound an alert. It also wouldn’t constantly monitor everything, just make regular patrols. Think of it as a watch dog that patrols the yard and barks when it sees something suspicious.

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