Security experts debate federal approach to cybersecurity — Federal Computer Week

A panel of experts testifying before a Senate committee today agreed that the country’s cybersecurity is inadequate and needs to be fixed.

What they did not agree on — and subsequently left for the senators to resolve — is how to organize and oversee the protection of the country’s cyber infrastructure.

The question is whether primary responsibility for civilian cybersecurity should lie with the White House or the Homeland Security Department, where it has resided for the past five years under several laws and presidential directives.