Senator calls for US government to centralise cyber security

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island proposed during a speech on Monday that a centralised approach is taken to performing network security tests across the US government.

Each US government agency is currently responsible for its own cyber security, but Senator Whitehouse suggested at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that a cyber security inspector responsible across the board would be beneficial.

"A single, specialised office dedicated to federal cyber security, with authority to do white-hat tests of agency security, could attract world-class talent and would spur federal agencies to keep pace in the cyber arms race against hackers," he said.

Back to listing