Board urges full funding of cybersecurity initiative

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The nation's information infrastructure remains vulnerable to cyberattack and the incoming Obama administration must take immediate steps to improve cybersecurity, the Defense Science Board warned in a report released on Tuesday. The new administration should place the "highest priority" on the classified National Cybersecurity Initiative that the Bush administration launched in January, according to the report, "Defense Imperatives for New Administration." The report, released on Election Day, outlined a small, yet complex set of issues that threaten "future military failure" if not addressed, including stopping the development and deployment of weapons of mass destruction and shortening the procurement cycle for Defense Department technology. The science board focused on the cybersecurity initiative, estimated to cost as much as $30 billion in seven years, as important.

Board urges full funding of cybersecurity initiative North America needs to protect itself from cyber-warfare (Vancouver Sun)