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    The National Infrastructure Protection Plan being developed by DHS is intended to help define and facilitate a voluntary alliance between government and private infrastructure owners.

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    A report from the EastWest Institute's recent summit on cooperation in cyberspace suggests a model for easing the poisonous relationship that is growing between two cyber superpowers.

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    Security meets the enemy, and it's the users

    A survey of federal security people and end users produces interesting -- but not surprising -- results: The rift between users and defenders is undermining cybersecurity.

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    Is the shutdown promoting a false sense of cybersecurity?

    The lack of a security crisis during the government shutdown has created a false confidence about the safety of U.S. networks and critical infrastructure.

    Comments: 1
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    Cybersecurity strategy needs a global approach

    Federal efforts to create a cybersecurity framework have produced good results, but gaps remain and international cooperation is needed, according to one industry report.

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    Government IT pros say a network hack would be worse than ...

    A survey conducted for Cisco shows the importance federal, state and local government IT professionals place on cybersecurity.

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    With shutdown, can agencies manage insider threats?

    Proliferation of IT accounts with elevated access privileges is a continuing problem; it could be more troublesome when employees are locked out and only a skeleton staff remains.

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