President Barack Obama announced his plans for securing cyberspace.
“we’ve had to learn a whole new vocabulary just to stay ahead of the cyber criminals who would do us harm — spyware and malware and spoofing and phishing and botnets.”
Obama also mention Conficker.
No single official oversees cybersecurity policy across the federal government, and no single agency has the responsibility or authority to match the scope and scale of the challenge. Indeed, when it comes to cybersecurity, federal agencies have overlapping missions and don’t coordinate and communicate nearly as well as they should — with each other or with the private sector. We saw this in the disorganized response to Conficker, the Internet “worm” that in recent months has infected millions of computers around the world.
Net savvy Obama used social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter during his campaign.
New York Times:
Fending Off Attacks in Cyberspace