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DHS Gets Relegated to the Corporate Security Margin

One year after the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace was released, IT professionals suggest that it may be a waste of taxpayer dollars. When the White House released the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace in February last year, the guiding principle was to make it a “living document” capable of changing with the times and meeting the needs of a diverse Internet community. But in the year since its release, the strategy has had little or no impact on the security plans and investments of many of the companies that were supposed to be integral to its implementation, corporate IT executives say. And although some critical-infrastructure sectors have heeded the government’s call to action, many corporate users still view the plan as irrelevant to the challenges they face. “Although we all do our best in thinking strategically about issues like [the national strategy], they are at the bottom of any list I have,” said John Spencer Jr., vice president of operations and CIO at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Md. “What’s the payoff? Full Story

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