Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cyber Advice For The Next U.S. President

William Jackson writes on GCN.com:

A commission formed to offer advice on cybersecurity to the next president is nearing the completion of its work, and some of the recommendations are likely to conflict with elements of President Bush’s Cyber Initiative.

“It will be finalized very shortly,” said Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), co-chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. “The findings are preliminary at this point.”

The commission, created in November 2007 by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), held a series of public meetings to hear recommendations on issues of information security, identity theft and government leadership. It plans to present its findings to the new president prior to his inauguration in January.

When it does, one of the biggest departures from current cybersecurity policy will be the commission’s recommendation to take the lead away from the Homeland Security Department and give it to the White House.

More here.


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