Cybersecurity needs higher profile

The Business Software Alliance and the Information Technology Association of America are pushing for the creation of a cybersecurity agency as part of the proposed Department of Homeland Security.

The BSA made its case in a letter to Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., chairman of the House Government Reform subcommittee on technology and procurement policy.

David Marin, legislative director and spokesman for Davis, said the congressman believes cybersecurity "in general, needs to receive greater attention than it did in the president's proposal. [Davis] would support a cybersecurity secretary, but does not believe an entirely separate agency is necessary."

 

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