Gen. Wesley Clark Testifies Peer-to-Peer Networks

<p><strong>Washington, D.C. &mdash; July 31</strong><br />According to retired Gen. Wesley Clark, peer-to-peer&nbsp; (P2P) networks are the new national security risks for the United States. &nbsp;</p><p>&quot;We found more than 200 classified government documents in a few hours search over peer-to-peer networks,&quot; he said at a recent Government<br />Reform Committee hearing. &quot;We found everything from Pentagon network server secrets to other sensitive information on peer-to-peer networks hackers dream about.&quot;</p><p>Clark is now the chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark &amp; Associates, as well as a board member of Tiversa Inc., which conducts 350 million searches a day.</p><p>&quot;If everyone knew the scope of the risk of P2P networks, America would be outraged and demand solutions,&quot; he said.</p><p>Clark suggested regulation and mandatory defensive active monitoring programs, especially for sensitive<br />government documents. </p><p>&quot;If you wait for the lawsuit, you have waited too<br />long,&quot; he said.</p><p>Additionally, Clark said many national information security leaks were fresh, complete and often were distributed on home computers over P2P networks.<br /><br />Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., investigating the P2P networks invited LimeWire and StreamCast to testify, as well as other interested experts on illegal file sharing before the Houses of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. </p><p>Last March, the Patent and Trademark Office released a study that revealed inadvertent file sharing continued to threaten individual privacy and national security.<br /><br />&quot;This is the new threat to Homeland Security,&quot; Tiversa CEO Robert Boback said at the hearing. &quot;We found thousands of corporate cases, from banking statements, server passwords, financial data, public…



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