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Motives, methods of hackers are changing

A Homeland Security Department official this morning defended the administration against criticism that there is now no White House-level office of cybersecurity. Presidential cybersecurity adviser positions were eliminated last year after the February release of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. “Our answer to that is, that office produced the strategy,” said Lawrence Hale, deputy director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team at DHS. “When it comes time to implement the strategy, that is more appropriately done in the departments.” Hale, speaking at the FOSE trade show in Washington, described a second generation of malicious code now threatening Internet-connected computers. Full Story

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