National Infrastructure Protection Week?
The TRC Staff has encountered at least a dozen articles in the past 24 hours discussing infrastructure protection issues. NIPC Director Mike Vatis provided testimony on the hill yesterday detailing an operation dubbed Moonlight Maze in which attacks on U.S. systems were traced back to Moscow. The Russians have denied that these attacks were sponsored by the Russian government with one government official stating “Do you think Russian special services are so stupid as to engage in such activities directly from Moscow?” The Industry Standard has a good overview of yesterdays hearings. All of the major newswires are carrying stories as well.