Center for Strategic and International Studies
Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency
Beginning in 2007, in the wake of several high-profile incidents experienced by United States government agencies, the CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency began meeting in Washington, DC to share research and prepare a report that would examine existing national cybersecurity policies and make related recommendations to the incoming White House administration.
Among the participants in the commission, and one of the contributors to the report, was Tom Kellermann, vice president of Security Awareness at Core Security Technologies, who served in the role of commissioner and chair of the CSIS Threats Working Group.
In their final report, published on Dec. 8, 2008, CSIS -- a bipartisan, nonprofit organization, outlines which existing federal government cybersecurity policies should be maintained, along with making recommendations about which guidelines the 44th presidential administration should alter or expand.
The Commission’s three major findings are:
- Cybersecurity is now a “major national security problem for the U.S.”
- Changes in cybersecurity policy must “respect privacy and civil liberties.”
- The nation needs a “comprehensive” plan addressing both domestic and international factors.
To read the report in full, click here (PDF).
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U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says (BusinessWeek)
New Cyber Security Push Is Urged (Wall Street Journal)
Report: White House Should Lead Cybersecurity (CNET News.com)
Commission On Cybersecurity Releases Recommendations (SC Magazine)
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