President Barack Obama kicked off Critical Infrastructure Protection Month -- which runs through December -- by affirming his commitment to national cybersecurity and urging his administration to take steps to strengthen cooperative efforts to stave off potential attacks. Obama issued a proclamation emphasizing the need to fortify relationships with state and local governments, plus the private sector, and addressing the importance of information sharing between agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense through such programs as the Defense Industrial Base Cyber Pilot.

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