By Grant Gross
IDG News Service
U.S. President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity report is short on
details and creates a federal coordinator position that may have limited
power, some cybersecurity experts said Monday.
The new cybersecurity coordinator will report both to the U.S. National
Security Council and the National Economic Council, raising concerns
that whoever Obama names will have split priorities, said Stewart Baker,
a partner in the Steptoe & Johnson law firm and a former assistant
director for policy in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"That is not an indication that this office will be given large amounts
of authority," said Baker, who served at DHS during former President
George Bush's administration.
While many initial reactions to the release of the Obama administration
report were positive, speakers at a Congressional Internet Caucus event
Monday raised some concerns, particularly that the report is short on
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