Lawmakers call for national cyber security czar

Lawmakers call for national cyber security czar

Legislation that would create a national cyber security czar reporting directly to the White House was introduced April 1 by U.S. Senators John D. Rockefeller (D-WVA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). The new position would serve as the government’s top official on all cyber security matters, including coordinating efforts between the government and the private sector.
While the U.S. currently has cyber security systems in place, the lawmakers questioned the government’s overall coordination efforts and the need for heightened security for the country’s private infrastructure.
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