Friday, November 21, 2008

Details Emerge About Bush Administration's Cyber Plan

Wyatt Kash writes on

A new layer of details surrounding President Bush’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative emerged from a speech delivered by a senior federal official in Washington yesterday.

Steven Chabinksy, deputy director for the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, shed new light on 12 core initiatives that are part of the president’s cyber security plan. Much of the security plan, introduced last January under National Security Presidential Directive 54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23, has remained classified. And only limited amounts of information about the initiative have been made public.

Reciting concerns that new vulnerabilities, strong adversaries, and weak situational awareness were resulting in “untrusted systems,” Chabinsky outlined the objectives and rationale behind 12 “discreet initiatives” in the CNCI plan.

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