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Top execs would roll up sleeves to fight cyber war, according to think tank study




Top execs would roll up sleeves to fight cyber war, according to think tank study
Top execs would roll up sleeves to fight cyber war, according to think tank study



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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/121108-cybersecurity.html 

By Tim Greene
Network World
12/11/2008 

Top executives of major corporations should expect to serve on new 
government cybersecurity panels if president-elect Barack Obama follows 
the recommendations released this week by a think-tank panel.

In particular, leaders from four key areas - energy, finance, the 
converging information technology/communications sectors and government 
=E2=80=93 would serve on The President=E2=80=99s Committee for Secure Cyberspace.

Those chosen would be a very select group and could not send proxies to 
meetings. =E2=80=9C[The committee] must be limited to C-level membership (not 
Washington representatives),=E2=80=9D according to Securing Cyberspace for the 
44th Presidency, a report by members of the Center for Strategic and 
International Studies.

Committee meetings would lay the groundwork of trust needed so this key 
group could function well together in actual emergencies, the study 
says, =E2=80=9Cfor real information exchange and for collaboration in a time of 
need.=E2=80=9D 

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