The military has been clear on cybersecurity issues: It’s prepared to defend its own networks but not civilian networks. It’s been up to the Department of Homeland Security to protect the civilian internet. But that has changed.
It orders this big bureaucratic exchange of personnel. The Department of Homeland Security is going to send over a new Director for Cybersecurity Coordination to NSA, along with privacy lawyers and civil-rights officials to ensure that neither NSA nor its military twin, the Cyber Command, cross any legal boundaries.
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