Obamas security speech
The cyber security industry was mostly excited over President Obamas Friday speech.
The president recently revealed a five-part digital infrastructure protection scheme for the U.S. and announced before an audience of private and public sector leaders that a federal "cyber coordinator" will soon be appointed.
Mandeep Khera, CMO for web application security firm Cenzic, released a statement commenting that the creation of that position "has been long overdue." She also expresses hopefulness over the devotion that the president has dedicated to cyber security.
Jeff Moss, founder of the Defcon and Black Hat hacker conferences
Confessed to SCMagazineUS.com on Friday that the speech was exciting all-in-all.
He further adds, "This is the most amount of activity we are seeing in this area."
He surmised that the cyber coordinator will probably be tasked with developing a plan of action that will involve both the private and public sector while still safeguarding civil liberties.
Many praised the report, while others denigrated it for missing several key points.
He released his encouraging statement after attending the White House press conference on Friday.
The vice-president of sales and marketing at patch management provider Shavlik Technologies said that Obama was merely addressing the cyber threats facing the U.S. without focusing enough on the nature of these attacks.