Report offers warning and recommendations on cybersecurity

From The Providence Journal:

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington-based think tank that specializes in national security issues, on December 8th released a year-long study of how the Obama administration can fight threats to the security of the nation’s computer systems — private as well as public.

The report, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, is intended to draw attention to computer hacking, the theft of electronic information and related dangers of the Internet Age. It may also spark controversy with such suggestions as making the White House the center of a national “cyber security” effort.

“This is not some hypothetical catastrophe,” James A. Lewis, the chief of the study commission, said in a preview of the report on cyber security in September. “We are under attack and taking damage,” said Lewis.

CSIS assembled the 55-member commission that produced the report after more than a dozen secret meetings and several public ones that took testimony from scores of experts on computer technology, the Internet, information security and related fields.

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