Sep 17 2008

DHS can’t handle cybersecurity?

Published by at 7:33 am under Government

It looks like the Department of Homeland Security is under fire for their general lack of ability, infighting and lack of progress in securing the federal government.  A recent report from a task force responsible for reviewing the DHS gives them a failing grade and says they need to lose their authority over cybersecurity.

As much as I wish I could say this surprised me, I haven’t heard or read even a single article in the few years that would contest these findings.  In fact, almost every article I’ve read supports the idea of finding a new way of promoting cybersecurity at the Federal level.  And I can honestly say that I don’t blame the folks at DHS, since they were handed a nearly impossible job with little or no authority to actually effect change. 

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One Response to “DHS can’t handle cybersecurity?”

  1. SecurePuteron 17 Sep 2008 at 9:31 am

    I always thought the Department of Commerce should head up Cybersecurity. Afterall, the losses of an attack are primarily monetary.

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