Presidential candidate John Delaney has announced a plan to create a Department of Cybersecurity.
I have long been in favor of a new federal agency to deal with Internet — and especially Internet-of-Things — security. The devil is in the details, of course, and it’s really easy to get this wrong, I outline a strawman proposal in Click Here to Kill Everybody; I call it the “National Cyber Office” and model it on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. But regardless of what you think of this idea, I’m glad that at least someone is talking about it.
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