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Top 10 Security Stories Of 2010

As smartphones and tablets complement and battle with notebooks and PCs as routes to the connected world, as corporate users and consumers turn to both traditional Web sites and newer social networking sites to communicate, share ideas, trade business concepts, and shop, corporate IT professionals and the government organizations overseeing the nation's cybersecurity are all-too aware they must do more. And they must do it fast. Recognizing this, the federal government hopes to create a new wave
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President Barack Obama's administration launched a commission tasked with determining how the nation's government institutions could improve cybersecurity. A July report discovered a dearth of "doers" and an over-abundance of "analyzers," potentially creating thousands of new cybersecurity jobs and expanded higher-educational programs. The commission also recommended the creation of improved certifications because "the current professional certification regime is not merely inadequate; it creates a dangerously false sense of security," it said.

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