Obama to declassify internet security rules

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The Obama administration on Tuesday plans to declassify portions of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, created during the Bush administration as a secret effort to harness the nation’s defensive and offensive strategies for protecting commercial and government networks.

The announcement is to be made by Howard A. Schmidt, the industry cybersecurity veteran who was appointed in December as the White House Internet security adviser, at an industry convention in San Francisco.

The declassification effort, which will not include the entire directive, will be focused on showing that the government has a clear and workable strategy for protecting the nation’s computer systems, Mr. Schmidt said in a telephone interview Monday evening.

Full story: U.S. to Reveal Rules on Internet Security – via NYTimes.com