While communication with Internet users about security is a great idea, it still does nothing to hold corporations and other organizations accountable for security negligence. I am not a big fan of the HS Threat Alert level, so I am not very likely to get excited about this one unless they clearly communicate what citizens can do to be part of the solution.

“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to announce details of a cyberalert system on Wednesday, two days after a virus called MyDoom spread rapidly across the Internet. The system, which will be detailed by the department’s National Cyber Security Division, could mimic the color-coded scheme the government uses to warn citizens and alert law enforcement authorities of terrorism threats, a source familiar with some details of the plan said” Full Story