Obama’s cybersecurity plan

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.


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