Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc

Obama launches cyber-security ‘action plan’

  1. The president has called for an overhaul of aging government networks and a high-level commission to boost security awareness
  2. The announcement responds to an epidemic of data breaches and cyber attacks on both government and private networks in recent years
  3. Under this plan, Mr. Obama has asked for $19 billion for cyber-security efforts, a 35% increase from current levels, with $3 billion earmarked
  4. To help modernise the patchwork of computer systems used in government agencies
  5. An executive order for creating a 12-member cyber-security commission to make recommendations to both the public and private sectors has also been issued

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