Federal agencies have overlapping and uncoordinated responsibilities for cybersecurity, according to a report released on Friday from the Government Accountability Office.
Howard Schmidt, the newly appointed White House cybersecurity coordinator, unveiled details on a Bush-era program to help secure the United States in cyberspace.
The Cybersecurity Research and Development Amendments Act of 2009 would require federal agencies to develop cybersecurity research-and-development plans, as well as authorize grant funding and establish a scholarship program.
Though 83 percent of small businesses are familiar with the PCI DSS, just 62 are compliant, according to a recent survey.
Computer scientists working for the U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that they have been able to create a simulated botnet consisting of more than one million machines.
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