Cybersecurity Czar Urges Better Standards

    Date31 Jul 2002
    CategoryGovernment
    2643
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    To avoid relying on future disasters to spur action and to drive proactive security measures, the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, created by President Bush, will release a federal strategy for cybersecurity in mid-September, he said. That strategy, and what recommendations . . . To avoid relying on future disasters to spur action and to drive proactive security measures, the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, created by President Bush, will release a federal strategy for cybersecurity in mid-September, he said. That strategy, and what recommendations should be in it, was one subject of a report released by the U.S. General Accounting Office earlier in July.

    The strategy is the result of a series of questions sent to security experts across the country since the beginning of the year, he said. The answers make up a document that currently stands at over 2,800 pages, with sections in it on how to secure different types of businesses written by people who work in those areas, he said. The cybersecurity strategy will be updated a few times a year and will include new markets and business types with those updates, he added.

    Instead of waiting for the document's release in September, though, Clarke outlined five groups that he said should change their practices to ensure better security.

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