Obama Cybersecurity Review Due Friday
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 29/05/2009 03:34
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday the results of the Obama administration's 60-day review of the federal government's cybersecurity posture will be released Friday.
The probe, begun shortly after Obama took office, is expected to make broad recommendations for protecting public and private sector networks from high-tech attackers. The report's release has been delayed due to internal disagreements about where a cyber czar would be housed and what kind of power that official would wield, non-administration officials familiar with the report said.
U.S. cybersecurity report to be issued Friday
A long-awaited U.S. cybersecurity report, which could lay the groundwork for how the United States will fight data-network thefts of defence and corporate secrets, money and personal identities, will be released Friday, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama ordered a 60-day review of federal cybersecurity efforts in February. That review was completed last month but not released.
Obama to release cyber security report on Friday [AFP]
With US government and private computer networks facing increasing attack, the White House announced that President Barack Obama would unveil a report on US cyber security on Friday.
"The report is an important first step towards securing our nation's cyber infrastructure," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.