(from Darkreading.com)Will the Obama administration appoint a cybersecurity czar or leave things status quo? Will there be a new push to protect computer systems that operate the country's critical infrastructure? Your guess is as good as ours, but a 60-day review of the situation is under way and scheduled to be completed in late April.
Yesterday John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and counterterrorism, issued the following update on the 60-day cybersecurity review. It doesn't offer much new information, but it does suggest that the administration's online security plans may be laid out as soon as next month. Here's Brennan's full statement:
"In response to President Obama's direction, the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council are presently conducting a 60-day review of the plans, programs, and activities underway throughout the government that address our communications and information infrastructure (i.e., cyberspace). The purpose of the review is to develop a strategic framework to ensure that our initiatives in this area are appropriately integrated, resourced and coordinated both within the Executive Branch and with Congress and the private sector.