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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:34:35 -0400



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From: "Brownstein, Charles" <Charles.Brownstein () hsi dhs gov>
Date: March 17, 2009 9:03:06 AM EDT
To: <dave () farber net>
Subject: update re cyber policy

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/03/all-eyes-on-cybersecurity-at-midpoint-of-federal-review.ars All eyes on cybersecurity at midpoint of federal review With a comprehensive 60-day review of the US cybersecurity situation half completed, an array of public and private sector experts weigh in with advice for the new administration.

By Julian Sanchez
House Homeland Security Committee hears testimony on the state of cybersecurity Last week was a busy one for cybersecurity mavens as the 60-day review ordered by President Obama reached its halfway point. The House Committee on Homeland Security held hearings on the state of efforts to protect the nation's data infrastructure, even as the Congressional Research Service released a report highlighting the shaky legal foundations of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. The Department of Homeland Security, which came in from many House witnesses, appointed a former Microsoft executive to lead the charge on cybersecurity. And at the annual FOSE conference, former FBI head Louis Freeh weighed in with a contrarian warning that centralization provided an "illusory" solution to the problem.

The trouble with DHS
The Department of Homeland Security, home to the National Cyber Security Center, proved a popular punching bag at last Tuesday's hearing




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