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White House Panel Suggests New Methods for Cyber Defense

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ComputerPointerA study from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology indicates the government tends to rely on fixed measures instead of best practices when it comes to addressing cyber threats, FedScoop reported Monday.

Scott Maucione writes PCAST suggests federal agencies should work to avoid taking a one-size-fits-all method when dealing with cyber protection and attacks.

According to the report, cyber crime is capable of weakening U.S. military capacities and damaging the global economy by up to $1 trillion per year.

The council recommends agencies stop using old operating systems and install new versions, as well as adopt the encryption technology Trusted Platform Module, the report said.

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