U.S. Putting Up a Good Cyberfight

Dennis Blair, who is White House Director of National Intelligence, recently gave a stark report on the current state of cyber warfare in his Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community before a Senate panel.

In an article on the CNET News website, Lance Whitney says that according to Blair, the U.S. is “severely under the threat of greater cyberattacks but believes we can rise to the challenge.” Blair praised companies who report breaches of cybersecurity because they help Washington better understand what kinds of threats the nation faces.

Blair pointed to two new trends that are affecting cybersecurity globally – network convergence and channel consolidation. But he also said the U.S. government is getting better at tracking and counteracting cyberthreats, and that the president’s Cyberspace Policy Review “has helped unify the key players and agencies in Washington responsible for cybersecurity,” Whitney writes.

To read the CNET article, please click here:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10446647-83.html