Monday, December 08, 2008

U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says

ACM TechNews summarizes an article in Business Week about how ill prepared the United States is for the challenges of 21st century cybersecurity. This woeful conclusion comes from a new report issued by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity.
The damage from cyber attack is real," states the cybersecurity group's report, referring to intrusions last year at the departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Commerce as well as at NASA and the Natoinal Defense University in 2007.
The report calls for the creation of a Center for Cybersecurity Operations that would act as a regulator of computer security in both the public and private sectors.
"We're playing a giant game of chess now and we're losing badly," says commission member Tom Kellermann, a former World Bank security official who now is vice-president of Security Awareness at Core Security.

See full story in BusinessWeek.