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For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
The world is searching – will we protect ourselves?
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The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
The cybersecurity industry needs more trained workers.
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Governments, academic institutions and private companies are all spending millions of dollars. But the most effective solutions to the cybersecurity labor shortage will not be found individually.
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Dulled by hearing the same old recommendations to improve internet security, we are worn out. It's time for a new approach, involving us all.
Can we reduce the likelihood of digital attacks?
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For decades, deterrence has effectively countered the threat of nuclear weapons. Can we achieve similar results against cyber weapons?
Should one person lead two different government agencies?
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The key factor to consider is not cooperation, but rather focus: One is an offensive military unit and the other a defensive civilian agency.
Federal computer systems are under near-constant attack from hackers and cyberthieves. Is our information protected well enough?
Federal networks need stronger cybersecurity measures than most organizations, but have not yet gotten the budget or staffing commitments that would protect them properly.