US plan to make hacking harder revealed
The Obama administration has declassified part of its plan to improve the security of cyberspace in an attempt to cultivate greater collaboration between government and civilian groups. More cooperation between the private sector and the U.S. National Security Agency is the centerpiece of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI).
The declassified abstract of the plan reveals that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will operate a new security system, called Einstein 3, that analyzes email and other data traffic into and out of federal networks. CNCI also urges merged oversight of federal spending on research and development in cybersecurity, with a particular focus on "leap-ahead" technology.
Although the initiative acknowledges that traditional security approaches "have not achieved the level of security needed," it says the federal government is now outlining "grand challenges" for the research community to help solve the most difficult problems.
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