New study shows US needs better cyber intel

Monday - 9/12/2011, 12:06pm EDT

The nation needs better cyber intelligence, according to a new report from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. The report says the United States must develop cyber intelligence that can do better at predicting computer-related threats and stopping them.

The study also finds sophisticated cyber attacks have moved beyond acceptable losses for government and businesses.

Many of the report's observations echo sentiments expressed by Defense and Homeland Security Department officials, who have been struggling to improve information sharing between the government and key businesses.

However, recent efforts to craft needed cybersecurity legislation have stalled on Capitol Hill.

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