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February 27, 2004
Is there a magic bullet that will provide the ultimate cure for network security? This man thinks so.
"There's no point in requiring security if there's no secure product," Clarke said. "If the US government made it a priority as important as the moon project to somehow figure out how to write software without vulnerabilities, we could do it, then require vital parts of the economy to use it."
The speaker is Richard Clarke, former chief of cyber-security under President Bush.
The experts I give credence to tend to believe that network security is a process, not a product. But somehow it does not surprise me that a government security expert would believe otherwise. I suspect that the very term government cyber-security expert is an oxymoron.
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