Should ISPs be accountable for overall Internet security

Jonathan Yarden recently read an article about the role that Internet service providers (ISPs) play in making sure the Web stays secure. As an employee of a local ISP, he felt that the article failed to represent the ISP's side of things. Find out why he says ISPs shouldn't bear all of the responsibility for Internet security, and see why he says it takes a village to keep the Net secure.

While I typically pay little attention to the mainstream media's take on Internet security, I recently read an article on that I found particularly interesting. The article, an editorial titled "Seeing No Evil," discusses how involved Internet service providers (ISPs) should be with security, and it mentions a recent mock trial at the Gartner IT Security Summit, which pitted fictional ISPs against corporate "victims" of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Should ISPs be accountable for overall Internet security?

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