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Federal cybersecurity agency on the way?
The Future of Security
By Sam Bocetta, Contributor, CSO
As human activity migrates into the online space, keeping the bad guys from mucking it all up becomes paramount. Does that mean it’s time for a federal cybersecurity agency?
The departments and agencies within the United States government have evolved over time to address modern-day problems and meet the changing needs of citizens. For example, the Department of Homeland Security was created in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks as a measure to improve domestic safety and handle threats of terrorism.
Jumping forward to today, cybersecurity has become a center of focus across the globe for both governments, private companies, and individual citizens. When a hacker launches an attack and is able to create a data breach at a major company, it can affect millions of people.
It's not even that far-fetched to imagine a future (or classic Star Trek episode) where nations go to war with each other in a purely digital manner.
As governments try to tackle the breadth of cybersecurity, the question becomes how best to manage threats and organize defenses. In this article, we'll explore the possibility of a new federal cybersecurity agency that would maintain control over the U.S's digital landscape.