The White House: “Cybersecurity in need of new approach”

Efforts to improve the security of cyberspace have fallen short due to a general inability to grasp the economic and psychological dimensions of the problem, said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel.

“The bad guys primarily get through vulnerabilities that we know about, and that we even know MichaelDanielhow to fix. From that standpoint, it ought to be relatively simple — just plug the holes,” Daniel said while delivering a keynote Tuesday at the Billington Cybersecurity Conference in Washington.

“We haven’t fully confronted cybersecurity as a human behavior and motivation problem, as opposed to a technical problem,” he continued. “Until we understand the human factors … we will continue to fail at solving this problem.”
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