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[5 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,796 views]
Most People Don’t Understand Cyber Threats, Says Former DHS Chief

–By Ben Worthen–
March 3, 2010
Michael Chertoff, who ran the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, says there’s a reason that computer security isn’t up to the threat posed by cyber criminals: Doing it right is too complicated for most people.
A large part of the problem “is that the solution is inaccessible to the average consumer,” Mr. Chertoff said in an interview at the RSA conference in San Francisco. While it’s generally possible to secure a computer and protect one’s personal information. often those measures require technical expertise beyond …

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[16 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 16,154 views]
DHS consults on business continuity standards

–continuity central–
US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that three business continuity standards have been proposed for adoption by PS-Prep.
PS-Prep is the 9/11 Commission-recommended program aimed at helping the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies. Under the program private entities — including businesses, non-profit organizations and universities — will be able to receive emergency preparedness certification from a DHS accreditation system created in coordination with the private sector.
“Preparedness is a shared responsibility and everyone—including businesses, universities and non-profit organizations—has a role to play,” said …