Securing the ‘Net – at what price?

There is unanimous agreement that 100% security is not possible. But at least one expert says it could come close to that, for $4 billion. Others say it could cost less, but would require a lot more than money

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Is it possible to secure the Internet? And if so, what would it cost?

According to Jim Manico, a global board member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation, it is. And he suggested a price of $4 billion, in a recent "open letter" to President Obama.

Manico said if the government would write him a check for that amount, “or any amount of money deemed enough to instigate change – I’ll show you how to help secure the software that drives modern businesses and the Internet at large.”

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