Regional academic research centers are developing technology that stays within the current boundaries of protecting private information while still protecting against cyber-attacks. These centers can serve as a bridge between the public and the government, serving a dual purpose: educating the public while sharing critical expertise with those charged with protecting them. Without question, we should be engaging more of these academic centers as soon as possible.
Rep. Bill Keating is ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management and also serves on the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.