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Inadequate cybersecurity is posing an unacceptable risk to US national security, according to a report released Monday that recommends President Elect Barack Obama create of a new White House post to fix the problem. The cyber chief should report directly to the President and oversee a comprehensive strategy that combines …

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  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    Facepalm

    Another day, another report ... another czar.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    iamnotamanfrommars

    "The document, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, also proposes Obama establish a National Office for Cyberspace" ... what, no Second Life White House?

  3. Steve

    Any else thinking...

    the San Francisco network blocking admin would be ideal for this job?

  4. Steve

    Who are the "others"?

    "Our research and interviews for this report made it clear that we face a long-term challenge in cyberspace from foreign intelligence agencies and militaries, criminals, and others,"

    Surely that can only be the press or opposition politicians - on second thoughts, politicians probably all fall under "criminals".

  5. Red Bren
    Boffin

    Nominations?

    How about Gary McKinnon?

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