"...that recommends that President-elect Obama establish a new National Office for Cyberspace in the Executive Office of the President and appoint a new assistant for cyberspace to run that office."
As I read that on GSN Magazine's online site I couldn't help but think to myself... duh? The report proposes a merging of the existing National Cyber Security Center and the Joint Inter-Agency Cyber Task Force - and work for the National Security Council. The new office would be called the National Office for Cybersecurity (NOC)... This report makes a few interesting points...
- I can't believe it takes a group of intelligent people 16 months to make this recommendation
- Cyber Security is finally going to be taken seriously at the National Security Council level
- It's taken incident after incident for our government to take cyber security seriously
- The BSA jumped in immediately after the report was released... and agered (??)
- The report recommends the government only buy "secure" products and services - but notes that those standards are yet to be developed...
- The NOC (National Office of for Cyberspace) should be working with NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) to protect SCADA systems powering America's critical infrastructure