USA presidency – new developments ahead?

Given the interesting way Obama ran its campaign, – the first to use the full potential of cyberspace to fund with only 5 to 10 dollars donation the core of his campaign expenses-, it is not surprising there is a lot of expectation.
A call for a new White House office to tackle cybersecurity, i.e. accessing and stealing vital information about the US. The fact that both Obama and McCain’s e-mail accounts were hacked during the campaign does not help dispelling the threat. For the report by the CSIS http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/081208_securingcyberspace_44.pdf

for the ZDnet article “Obama urged to appoint cybersecurity chief ” (10 December 2008) and CCRN “Panel urges Obama to consider hacker-response plan” (7 December 2008)

But the cybersecurity threat should not shade away the cybereconomy threat “Forget The Economy, Security Vendor Says Cybercrime Is The Real Threat” (11 December 2008) although I am not sure it deserves the hype it is given

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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