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President's cybersecurity chief defends agenda

U.S. President George W. Bush’s top cybersecurity advisor defended his boss’s Internet security agenda but called for help from everyone from large corporations to individual Internet users to protect the U.S. homeland by protecting their own little piece of cyber turf. Howard Schmidt, the special advisor for cybersecurity at the White House, defended the president’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, released in mid-February, by saying Tuesday that it intentionally left most cybersecurity decisions up to private companies. [See “Bush releases final version of cybersecurity plan,” Feb. 14.] Some participants in the cybersecurity sector criticized the strategy for not including regulatory teeth with its many recommendations, but Schmidt said Internet companies know better how to run the Internet. Full Story

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