Pentagon expands cybersecurity exchange
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author:

The Pentagon predicts that as many as 1,000 defense contractors may join a voluntary effort to share classified information on cyberthreats under an expansion of a first-ever initiative to protect computer networks.

After a pilot program that involved 36 contractors and three of the biggest U.S. Internet providers, the Obama administration approved a rule letting the Pentagon enlist all contractors and Internet providers with security clearances in the information exchange, according to Eric Rosenbach, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyberpolicy.

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Category: IT Security