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"Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency"


On December 8, 2008 the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency issued the report by James Andrew Lewis entitled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency.

"The Commission’s three major findings are: cybersecurity is now one of the major national security problems facing the United States; decisions and actions must respect American values related to privacy and civil liberties; and only a comprehensive national security strategy that embraces both the domestic and international aspects of cybersecurity will improve the situation."

According to the New York Times online:

"A government and technology industry panel on cyber-security is recommending that the federal government end its reliance on passwords and enforce what the industry describes as “strong authentication.”

"Such an approach would probably mean that all government computer users would have to hold a device to gain access to a network computer or online service. The commission is also encouraging all nongovernmental commercial services use such a device.

“' We need to move away from passwords,' said Tom Kellermann, vice president for security awareness at Core Security Technologies and a member of the commission that created the report." (, accessed 12-09-2008).

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