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Government Needs To Get Its Cybersecurity In Gear, Experts Tell Congress
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 13 March 2009 12:28
Security industry leaders agree that White House should lead revamped cybersecurity effort

Mar 10, 2009 | 06:17 PM
By Tim Wilson
DarkReading

Some of the nation's top cybersecurity experts today told a congressional subcommittee that the United States isn't ready for a major online attack, and called on the White House and the rest of the federal government to get their acts together.

In a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology, four top IT security officials expressed concern about the government's slow movement in developing a defense for its own agencies and for the nation's critical infrastructure. All four said the White House should lead the effort with the creation of a civilian agency dedicated to cyberdefense. [Comments...]
 

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