U.S. Should Play Larger Role in Securing Internet, Hathaway Says

By George Hulme
In her much anticipated talk, acting senior director for cyberspace by President Obama, Melissa Hathaway generally reviewed what we already knew, and what has been previously reported when it comes to federal cyber security: The White House should coordinate IT security efforts; private sector needs to play a bigger role in securing cyberspace (hey, wasn’t this also the mantra for Richard Clarke’s National Strategy to Secure Cyber Space?); and a handful of agencies should be responsible for the security of federal computer networks.

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