New Report Says Homeland Security Not Adequately Protecting US Online

December 8, 2008

Washington D.C. (ChattahBox) – A new report released Monday has Homeland Security admitting that they have failed in their quest to protect US citizens from cyber attacks.

According to the report, there is too much to do, too many threats to fight, and it is too much for them to handle on their own while still maintaining other security matters. It is being recommended to President-Elect Barack Obama that he appoints a new position to lead in the struggle, making it an official part of office that would create new laws, and enforce those ideals in the fight against Internet criminals.

“America’s failure to protect cyberspace is one of the most urgent national security problems facing the new administration that will take office in January 2009,” states the report. β€œIt is a battle fought mainly in the shadows. It is a battle we are losing.”

The new measures would also encourage further cooperation abroad, particularly in Europe where a large number of viruses, phishing scams, and child pornography have originated, and ask that changes be made to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime .

There is no word yet on who would be recommended for this position, but in a time of increasing web threats like identity theft and sexual predators, it can’t come too soon.


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