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States prepping cyberalert plan

Looking to gauge the risk of attacks against their networks, state officials this week will vote on new measures that would assess threats and dictate specific actions to take to protect key resources. If adopted, the common alert-level procedures would color-code the threat to state networks and recommend action to take in response to specific threats. The proposed cybersecurity alert system would establish a secure Web site state officials could tap to determine why each state has the security ranking it does and whether they should take action based on what other states experience. Homeland security ranked among the key topics considered last week at the National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD). The state network executives also shared experiences with VoIP, and concerns about public-safety networks, the threat of worms to state agencies, making more efficient use of existing infrastructure and getting enough staff to carry out their duties. Full Story

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