By Jabulani Leffall
Jun 08, 2009
The Cyberspace Policy Review unveiled last month by President Barack
Obama, and the creation of a new cybersecurity coordinator position,
though a positive step, is lacking in the details, according to several
industry security experts.
The 76-page Cyberspace Policy Review report (PDF)  found that
America's current architecture in the public and private sector lacks
both "security and resilience."
"Without major advances in the security of these systems or significant
change in how they are constructed or operated, it is doubtful that the
United States can protect itself from the growing threat of cyber crime
and state-sponsored intrusions and operations," the report said.
Software security experts already working in the trenches had a few
pointers to add.
Chris Schwartzbauer, senior vice president of Shavlik Technologies, said
via e-mail that the report doesn't have "enough focus on where the
threat is coming from, nor [on] reducing the response time to those
threats." Such a focus would better help with any defensive measures
taken, he added.
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