Defense officials from the United States and South Korea broke ground on an initiative to build on partnerships to bolster cybersecurity in the region. The high-level meetings -- which took place this week in Seoul under the auspices of the joint Cyber Cooperation Working Group -- included an agreement to share intelligence on cybersecurity threats and to develop a unified response strategy for dealing with attacks.
The U.S. government needs to improve its cybersecurity efforts and to create a high-level plan to defend against attacks, according to a report by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's Cyber Council. More training, education and skills in data collection and analysis are needed, the report says.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told students at the University of California, Berkeley, that protecting the nation's infrastructure from cyber-attack is a joint endeavor that requires the combined resources and expertise of academia, corporations and the government. Calling the Internet a "civilian space," Napolitano outlined the agency's latest security efforts, including the construction of technical and policy "ecosystems" designed to mirror the fluid nature of cyberspace, and the recently inaugurated National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Audi have invented a robotic driving companion that reminds drivers to slow down and wear their seat belts. The system includes a robot with a small video camera focused on the driver.