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Re: INSIGHT - AUSTRALIA - Independents split - CN65

Released on 2012-02-29 14:00 GMT

Email-ID 1800240
Date 2010-09-07 18:19:55
Chris and I were just discussing this. the plan is a national funded and
controlled fiber optic broadband network. The security issue has not
received nearly as much debate or discussion as the political debates
about cost and competitiveness, even though it was frequently referred to
during the China-Google debates. The criticism by some activists has been
that Oz will have complete control over information. The complaint by
national security types has been that a foreign sponsored hacker (such as
China) would access a gold mine by breaking into this network, and that it
should be coupled with a more comprehensive cyber-security plan.

we need more info about it but here is the Oz House of Reps' latest report
on cyber crime which was oft-cited in questions relating to this:

essentially the security risk argument is that a centrally administered
broadband network would be more vulnerable to foreign attack.

Of course will defer to Jen's source on this and would very much like to
hear more details/specifics (or links to places to find them) about the
security risks.

Peter Zeihan wrote:

how is the NBN a security risk?

On 9/7/2010 9:44 AM, Antonia Colibasanu wrote:

National Broadband Network