US administration says it will give industry and academia heads up on cyberattacks
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 19/01/2011 17:28
The Obama administration will provide universities and businesses with government intelligence and law enforcement information about malicious Internet activities so that they can protect their critical assets, the president's cyber czar said on Tuesday.
"I think we all recognize that the government has unique access to information," Howard Schmidt, cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president, told congressional staff, policymakers and interest groups at a Washington conference. "We need to continue to look for ways to share that information, but also give our universities and our businesses information to be able to protect themselves."