President Obama announced a cybersecurity plan on Friday, putting the issue front and center for the administration. It’s a good thing, too, because cybersecurity threats are increasing across government and the private sector.
It’s become so serious that the Pentagon is initiating its own military-style cyberdefense command to help protect U.S. networks.
And Obama is planning to appoint a cybersecurity coordinator shortly to give the initiative even greater breadth. The position was originally called the “cybersecurity czar,” probably by people looking for a shorthand way to describe how important this job is.
But the name has changed, in part, to avoid the negative connotation of a “czar.”
For more on just what is happening with the administration’s effort to combat cybersecurity threats, check out Monday’s www.fiercegovernmentit.com.
Thanks for sharing. While President Obama has now appointed a cybersecurity coordinator, there still seems to be the issue of politics and who should run cybersecurity for the federal government. This was recently highlighted by the resignation of Ron Beckstrom – http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/09/rod-beckstrom-security-technology-security-beckstrom.html.