Thursday, August 07, 2008

Black Hat: New U.S. Cyber Defense Coordinator Hints at Plans

An AP newswire article by Jordan Robertson, via, reports that:

One of the United States' biggest challenges in securing government computers from foreign attacks isn't necessarily technical. The country first needs to figure out how much those networks are worth and how much the U.S. should spend on protecting them, the new Homeland Security official in charge of that effort said Thursday.

Rod Beckstrom, director of the newly created National Cyber Security Center, an agency responsible for protecting the government's computer networks, was making his first major address to the computer security community. He steered clear of specifics in his hourlong talk at the Black Hat hacker convention, because he said the agency is still developing its plans.

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