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Europe needs a security tsar to defend and protect its communications networks against attacks from organised crime, rogue states and breakdowns, Viviane Reding has claimed. The EU's Commissioner for information society and media's portfolio "encompasses telecommunication networks, broadband internet access and satellite …

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Alien

It just aint as easy as that Viviane, Darling, but whatever IT takes would be attractive.

"The UK's Cabinet Office believes the UK is better prepared than many other EU states, being well ahead of the game."

And we are all extremely aware of the level of competence in that Office.

"‘Reding demands a Cyber Cop for Europe’" ..... Actually they would Fare much Better with a CyberIntelAIgent Service Stationed in Cloud Bases, for that is where XSSXXXXual Assault Forces will Muster and Deploy from. And Virtually Impregnable Untouchables they'll be, and in Real Life, too.

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He, he. "Better prepared"

in the same way we were "better prepared" for the economic downturn no doubt...

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Coat

we are indeed...

... on the front line of something here in the uk.

*** The UK's Cabinet Office believes the UK is better prepared than many other EU states, being well ahead of the game ***

only some fineprint:

1. as long as we do not compare the UK to any of the aforementioned "other EU states".

2. as long as we do not dwell to much on what "the game" is supposed to be.

3. as long as we do not specify "prepared".

4. as long as we do not ask the inconceivable question what the Cabinet Office belief is based on.

5. as long as we do not discuss how we recognize "better" and "ahead" in this matter.

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IT Angle

What Europe really needs ..

"Europe needs a security tsar to defend and protect its communications networks against attacks from organised crime, rogue states and breakdowns"

No, what Europe really needs is a computer that can't be so easily hacked to be co-opted for utilization in phishing expeditions and spambots.

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Key information systems (in) Estonia?

You mean the website of the Estonia Parliament? They were being overrun by tanks, and you want them to spend their time instead on making the website accessible?

If Britain was being invaded, would you a) put all your effort in repelling the invaders, or b) try to keep number10.gov.uk website accessible so people can hear the latest inspirational message from Gordon Brown?

Myself I think when you can simply pull the plug on a router cable, you don't need a Czar to figure it out.

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