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U.S. cyber incident directive follows DNC hack

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jul 27, 2016.

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    One wonders if it took social media to finally motivate the White House to act on cyber incidents.

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) was hacked, and the emails, many quite damning of the governance of the DNC, were released by WikiLeaks. Reports link the hack to the Russian government. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, resigned—one in any number of political and government officials to fall on their swords after security breach exposés.

    Then on Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama announced a U.S. Cyber Incident Coordination Directive. If the directive is actually followed, expect several agencies to drown in complaints, even though private citizen complaints aren’t included. Commercial and governmental complaints appear to be the only complaints covered by the directive.

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