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Secret cyber meeting of top intel officials

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February 3, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The guest list was impressive: assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan; Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Deputy Director of National Intelligence Stephanie O’Sullivan; Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey …

In all, 12 of the administration’s top officials met with senators in a classified meeting organized by the majority leader’s office late Wednesday afternoon to discuss the battle that has been raging in cyber space.

“There is an arms race in cyber space,” said Sen. Mark Udall, (D- Colorado). “It’s interesting two of the areas where we have seen the most advances and where our quality of life has really improved because of these advances, but we’re mostly vulnerable, are inter space which is cyberspace and outer space, which is where our satellites orbit the earth. They’re linked but they’re both opened to real threats going forward. We have the tools, the technology, if we have the willpower to meet those threats.”

via CNN, continued here.