Experts want more government focus on cybersecurity

Posted on Wednesday, December 08 2004 @ 0:27 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Computer security experts, including former government officials, urged the Bush administration today to devote more effort to strengthening defenses against viruses, hackers and other online threats.

The Bush administration should spend more on cybersecurity research, share threat information with private-sector security vendors and set up an emergency computer network that would remain functional during Internet blackouts, a computer security trade group said. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should also give more authority to the official who oversees cybersecurity, members of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance said.

The full article can be found at ComputerWorld

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