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A dire warning from White House’s cyber-security advisers

Joe Mont | August 23, 2017

A cyber-security task force, created to advise the White House on both potential and imminent threats, has issued a warning that national cyber-security efforts are “falling short.”

The President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) is composed of senior executives from industry and State and local government.

The council was established by executive order in October 2001 to advise the President on practical strategies for industry and government to reduce complex risks to the designated critical infrastructure sectors. At the President’s request, NIAC members conduct in-depth studies on physical and cyber risks to critical infrastructure and recommend solutions that reduce risks and improve security and resilience.

“Our review of hundreds of studies and interviews with 38 cyber and industry experts revealed an echo chamber, loudly reverberating what needs to be done to...

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