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New U.S. Agency to Fight Hackers Amid Crowded Security Field

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White House to Create Agency to Fight Cyber-Attacks

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President Barack Obama’s plan to create a new agency to combat hackers may improve information sharing between government and industry, although it adds to a security bureaucracy that some have warned has already grown unwieldy.

The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center announced Tuesday comes in response to increasingly damaging online attacks against American banks, retailers and other industries - - including an attack last year on Sony Corp.’s Hollywood studio.