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White House meeting will stress economic side of cybersecurity




White House meeting will stress economic side of cybersecurity
White House meeting will stress economic side of cybersecurity



http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/108203-white-house-meeting-will-stress-economic-side-of-cybersecurity 

By Gautham Nagesh  
Hillicon Valley
07/12/10 

Cyber czar Howard Schmidt will hold a meeting on Wednesday with 
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Department of Homeland Security 
Secretary Janet Napolitano, where he is expected to discuss how to 
improve private-sector cybersecurity through economic incentives.

The stated purpose of the meeting is to discuss the activities since 
President Barack Obama unveiled the administration's "Cyber Space Policy 
Review" last May. Among those invited is Larry Clinton, president of the 
Internet Security Alliance, which represents a range of critical private 
security industries concerned about cybersecurity.

Clinton said the policy review was the first government document that 
began to address cybersecurity as an economic rather than operational 
issue.

"Cybersecurity obviously has technical components, but it's more of a 
strategic and operational problem. You have to look at things from that 
economic perspective," Clinton told Hillicon Valley on Monday. "For 
example, if you take a technical operational perspective, you're really 
focusing on how cyber-attacks occur, not why they occur."

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