Obama Administration Outlines Cyber Security Strategy

President Barack Obama’s administration has sketched out a broad new strategy to protect the nation’s most vital information networks from cyber attack and to boost investment and research on cyber security.The key points of the plan closely mirror recommendations offered late last year by a bipartisan commission of computer security experts, which urged then president-elect Obama to set up a high-level post to tackle cyber security, consider new regulations to combat cyber crime and shore up the security of the nation’s most sensitive computer networks.The strategy, as outlined in a broader policy document on homeland security priorities posted on the Whitehouse.gov Web site Wednesday, states the following goals:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/01/obama_administration_outlines.htmlWhite House Technology Agenda
President Obama and Vice President Biden understand the immense transformative power of technology and innovation and how they can improve the lives of Americans. They will work to ensure the full and free exchange of information through an open Internet and use technology to create a more transparent and connected democracy. They will encourage the deployment of modern communications infrastructure to improve America’s competitiveness and employ technology to solve our nation’s most pressing problems — including improving clean energy, healthcare costs, and public safety.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/technology/Obama outlined his Cybersecurity Strategy on Day 2
The Washington Post has summarised the Cybersecurity elements in the policy document on homeland security posted on the Whitehouse website last Wednesday. I do recommend you read this and then consider the state of play regarding the “vision” or otherwise of the UK and European Governments. … The struggles to preserve confidence in the Internet as safe and reliable will not be won unless we also improve cybersecurity by addressing long-standing vulnerabilities: from the domain name system to the single points of failure in the overcentralised and standardised communications and distribution networks over which we acess the Internet or on which we depend for food, power and fuel.

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