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Obama hasn't selected a cyber security adviser yet, but the final decision is expected soon

President Barack Obama still hasn't selected a new cyber security coordinator yet, but his final decision is expected in the next week or so.

The most likely candidate to fill the cyber security czar position is Frank Kramer, who served as assistant Defense secretary during former President Bill Clinton's presidency.  Each possible candidate was interviewed by U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra, who also confirmed someone would be chosen soon.

Obama ordered a 60-day cyber review, which was led by Melissa Hathaway, though Hathaway pulled her name out of the hat due to disappointment in the length of time it has taken Obama to select a candidate.

The nation faces continued cyber pressure from China, North Korea, Eastern Europe, and random attacks by rogue hackers.  Specifically, security experts are most concerned about China, which reportedly has led coordinated cyber attacks against the U.S. infrastructure.

In addition to temporarily shutting down servers, lax U.S. cyber security also led to identity theft, intellectual property theft, and similar attacks that has led to software, classified information, and money being stolen from U.S. companies and institutions.

The U.S. government is interested in better researching cyber security, especially since security experts point out the government cannot properly respond to cyber attacks.  An official government position dedicated to cyber security will hopefully be able to fill in security holes, while also preparing the U.S. to launch cyber attacks against foreign targets.





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