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Homeland setting cybersecurity priorities

Now that responsibility for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace has shifted to the Homeland Security Department (DHS), officials are developing a list of priorities for implementation within the next 180 days. Among the areas being examined are education and certification, metrics and benchmarks for the private sector, and research and development, said Andy Purdy, cybersecurity adviser for the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate at DHS. One of the initiatives likely to be included is the push to create an independent, private-sector-led security certification program, Purdy said, speaking May 14 at a symposium sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association in Washington, D.C. This would be a program that government and the private sector could rely on to find and develop security experts. Full Story

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