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Obama Fortifies Efforts To Protect Critical Infrastructure

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December 1, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Responses
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Deeming December “Critical Infrastructure Protection Month”, President Obama has called on the feds to “reflect on” their responsibility to keep U.S. electricity, financial networks, and other critical control facilities safe from cyber threats.

In a presidential proclamation, the president highlighted efforts his administration is taking to establish partnerships with both regional governments and the private sector to ensure the security of the foundation of the infrastructure that provides people in the United States with critical services.

“To reduce risks and improve our national preparedness, we are fortifying our partnerships with state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to close gaps in our protection programs and promote collaboration at all levels of government,” he said. “We are also engaging a wide variety of private stakeholders, including critical infrastructure owners and operators, to expand and reinforce critical infrastructure protection.”

The administration has enacted a number of efforts to team with stakeholders in both the public and private sector to protect systems like the power grid, the Internet, the distribution of water, and others.

via InformationWeek Government, continued here.