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US Cybersecurity Agency Launched

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new cybersecurity division Friday, kindling a spark of optimism in technology industry groups that were losing faith in the government’s commitment to computer security. The new 60-person National Cyber Security Division will have three units, according to the announcement, and will provide “24 x 7 functions.” One unit is charged with identifying risks and reducing vulnerabilities to the government’s own systems, as well as critical infrastructures like the power grid and telecommunications networks. A second unit called the Cyber Security Tracking, Analysis, & Response Center will focus on the Internet, and attempt to detect and respond to major online incidents in coordination with other government agencies, foreign governments and the private sector. The third unit would create cybersecurity awareness programs. Full Story

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