U.S. Cyber Security Plan a 'Mosaic'
If the Internet is going to get anymore secure, U.S. businesses will have to keep on guarding it and locking it down one piece at a time. Calling the country’s “National Strategy for Securing Cyber Security” a mosaic, White House Cyber Security Advisor Howard Schmidt Tuesday said concerns about IT infrastructure are clearly in the hands of the private sector. “Time is of the essence,” Schmidt said at the RSA Security conference here. “From 1994 up until the denial-of-service attacks in 2000, this was not a boardroom issue. We have not fully realized the potential and capability of what the Internet can do for us.” But since the national plan was rolled out in February, Schmidt (a former chief of security at Microsoft (Quote, Company Info)) conceded that it’s been a long time to get people on board. Full Story