Wednesday, April 29, 2009

US cyber security "embarrassing"

Maggie Shiels, Technology reporter (BBC News, Silicon Valley)

Experts say the cyber threat is increasing at an accelerating rate.

America's cybersecurity has been described as "broken" by one industry expert and as "childlike" by another.

The criticism comes as President Obama prepares to release the results of a review he ordered.

Tim Mather, chief security strategist for RSA, told BBC News "the approach we have relied on for years has effectively run out of steam."

Meanwhile, Alan Paller from the SANS Institute said the government's cyber defenses were "embarrassing." More>>

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