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Cyber Plan's Future Bleak

A lack of focus and leadership within the federal government’s security community makes it unlikely that many of the initiatives in the recently released National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace will ever be implemented, security experts and Washington insiders say. And, as the strategy centers on improving security inside the Beltway—a major shift from early drafts of the plan with few incentives for the private sector—critics say sweeping changes in the overall state of network security are also unlikely as a result. “This looks like another great attempt by the government to say, ‘We’re here to help you.’ But so what,” said Scott Blake, vice president of information security at BindView Corp., based in Houston. “They have to pretend they know what they’re talking about, even though they clearly don’t. What resources they’ll put behind [the strategy] is questionable.” Full Story

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