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A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation’s cybersecurity
The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity urged immediate action within two to five years
“What we’ve been doing over the last 15 to 20 years simply isn’t working, and the problem isn’t going to be fixed simply by adding more money,”
The commission recommended that Trump create an assistant to the president for cybersecurity,Trump’s administration should train 100,000 new cybersecurity workers by 2020 and appointing a new international ambassador on the subject.He said the group wanted the burden of cybersecurity “moved away from every computer user and handled at higher levels.
The commission included 12 of what the White House described as the brightest minds in business, academia, technology and security. It was led by Tom Donilon, Obama’s former national security adviser.
It urged steps, such as getting rid of traditional passwords, to end the threat of identity theft by 2021
Trump has already promised his own study by a “Cyber Review Team” of people he said he will select from military, law enforcement and private sectors
Under Obama, hackers stole personal data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management on more than 21 million current, former and prospective government employees, including details of security-clearance background investigations for federal agents, intelligence employees and others.
originally posted by: Arnie123
I'm glad the issue is being brought up. When I was military, I worked S3, with buddies in S6, we took security pretty seriously.
Cybersecurity is ever evolving and we need good people, fresh young minds and old experienced minds to find solutions that will benefit us and keep hackers at bay, especially stated sponsored ones who try to steal technology.
originally posted by: Tardacus
"It urged steps, such as getting rid of traditional passwords, to end the threat of identity theft by 2021"
and what, pray tell, does this commission suggest that we replace traditional passwords with? They don`t say but I have no doubt that they have something waiting in the wings that is more intrusive to our right to privacy.