GAO: Feds can improve critical cybersecurity

Friday, 4 June 2004, 2:03 PM EST

Although the private sector owns most of the nation's critical infrastructures, the federal government has several options to improve cybersecurity of such assets, including developing an overall framework that defines responsibilities, identifies assets and establishes standards, according to a General Accounting Office report released this week.

Such a critical infrastructure protection (CIP) plan would help the federal government assess risks, provide threat and vulnerability information to the private sector, enhance information sharing and promote awareness. The government could also better allocate resources or provide tax incentives or other policies for greater adoption of such technologies.

By Dibya Sarkar at FCW.

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