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Feds, industry form security alliance

Federal and industry officials unveiled a strategy last week for cooperating on security initiatives, which has been one of the more elusive elements of the Bush administration’s national cybersecurity strategy. The plan, introduced at the National Cyber Security Summit held in Santa Clara, Calif., includes five task forces that bring together experts from the public and private sectors. These tasks forces will develop a plan for addressing common concerns from the two communities. Organized by officials from the Homeland Security Department in conjunction with four industry groups, the summit focused on the information technology market, but the actions and initiatives officials agreed to develop will be used across all sectors and within government, said Amit Yoran, director of DHS’ National Cyber Security Division within the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate. One of the most obvious areas for mutual improvement is to develop a better security alert and warning process, he said. Full Story

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