OBAMA'S CYBERSECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS A SMALL STEP FORWARD, BUT NEED TEETH AND POLITICAL WILLPOWER

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Last week’s report by the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity recommended training 100,000 new cybersecurity professionals and increasing federal R&D funding for cybersecurity by $4 billion over the next decade — but that’s not enough to address the current shortfall, experts say.

“With a new presidency, it is always interesting to wait and see which programs become a priority for the government and presidency,” said Paul Calatayud, CTO at Overland Park, Kansas-based FireMon.

But cybersecurity affects trust in technology, innovation and commerce, he said, and has a big potential impact on the economy.