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DHS to Spearhead Cyber Security Summit

In the ongoing effort to spur greater coordination among federal agencies, industry, law enforcement and academia in addressing network vulnerabilities and warding off future attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is putting together a National Cyber Security Summit, tentatively scheduled for late fall. Policy-makers, on Capitol Hill and in the administration, are leery of promulgating measures that have the appearance of government standards-setting. But officials clearly see a lack of common criteria for detecting and reporting threats as an impediment to optimal incident response. Testifying before the House cyber-security subcommittee Tuesday, Robert Liscouski, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at DHS, told lawmakers that the multiple cyber infrastructures in the country necessitate a more coordinated security effort. Full Story

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