NASA can help strengthen global cybersecurity

Monday - 8/23/2010, 8:30am EDT

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  • NASA is uniquely well-positioned to help the U.S. cooperate globally on cybersecurity. This, from the CTO of Symantec, who was speaking at the NASA IT summit. Information Week reports Mark Gregman says there needs to be more collaboration between the U.S. and other nations to protect IT infrastructure around the world. He says NASA has worked well with other nations in the past on space projects...and that there's no reason that can't translate to cyber issues. A recent report by the Government Accountability Office finds that there are so many federal organizations with its fingers in the cyber pie, that makes it harder for the U.S. to shape its own policy, much less collaborate with other countries.

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