Web based criminal justice issues cannot be addressed in a rational manner without also the establishment and ongoing maintenance of a trusted and resilient information and communications infrastructure. Realizing the paramount importance of these objectives the Obama administration has been engaging in a mumber related activities including President Obama’s recent call for the creation of a cybersecurity coordinator who will orchestrate and integrate federal cybersecurity policies and agendas, and the release by the White House of a Report: Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information Infrasturcture
These measures could not be more timely. The increasing rate that information on the web is being compromised in many ways including identity theft, willful distortion of information,and illegal wiretapping to name a few. Other organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) have long been concerned with issues related to the continuing integrity or authenticity of information on the web and are actively engaged in developing recommendations and helping others understand the importance of achieving and maintaining information authenticity of the web but additional help and support is needed. It is therefore most encouraging to see indications that the Obama administration is interested in taking an active role in addressing these and related issues.
The following are links to documents and articles discussing recent cybersecurity initiatives of the Obama administration.
Cybersecurity Review Finds U.S. Networks ‘Not Secure’
The report dovetails with President Obama’s call for the creation of a cybersecurity coordinator who will orchestrate and integrate federal cybersecurity policies and agendas. InformationWeek Daily Newsletter June 1, 2009.
Reaction toObama speech and 60-day report is widely positive Several senior lawmakers on Friday applauded President Barack Obama’s plans to improve cybersecurity. Federal Computer Week Daily June 1, 2009 Includes highlights of some inital reactions by members of congress.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position InformationWeek Daily Newsletter June 1
Obama Action Plan Calls for Cybersecurity Coordinator
By William Jackson
May 29, 2009
Federa; Computer Week June 1, 2009.
New White House post will anchor a suite of initiatives declaring that, “the status quo no longer is acceptable, we can and must do better,” President Barack Obama today announced creation of the position of a cybersecurity coordinator who will direct national cybersecurity policy from the White House. Federal Computer Week June 1, 2009