By Shaun Waterman
The Washington Times
July 15, 2010
President Obama on Wednesday briefly dropped by and addressed a meeting
at which industry figures were being updated on U.S. cybersecurity
efforts, acknowledging more progress was needed on the issue but blaming
George W. Bush administration efforts as inadequate.
The meeting was led by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard
Schmidt, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Commerce
Secretary Gary Locke and was attended "by an array of cybersecurity
stakeholders from across the country," a statement from the White House
One of the stakeholders, Larry Clinton, president of the Internet
Security Alliance, told The Washington Times that while he credits the
administration for some improvements since its cybersecurity policy was
rolled out more than a year ago, there was disappointment about the
speed of progress.
"We want them to substantially pick up the pace," he said of the
Internet Security Alliance, an industry-backed nonprofit that advocates
market-based cybersecurity practices.
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