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Security department may oversee Internet infrastructure

The Homeland Security Department may take more of a direct role coordinating the security of the Internet’s infrastructure, a top administration official said Tuesday. The Bush administration’s acting cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt said in an interview that homeland security and government agencies officials are working to formalize a security apparatus for the global Internet root servers, a series of computer systems that underpin the Internet’s address system. After an attack on those servers and the Internet domain-name system last October, Schmidt, several agencies officials, computer-security experts and root-server operators discussed in January how they could better respond to such incidents. Full Story

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