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Microsoft's Paul Nicholas: National Cyber Agency Could Help Harmonize Security Policies

Microsoft's Paul Nicholas: National Cyber Agency Could Help Harmonize Security Policies - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Microsoft's Paul Nicholas: National Cyber Agency Could Help Harmonize Security Policies - top government contractors - best government contracting eventPaul Nicholas, senior director of trustworthy computing at Microsoft, has said he believes the establishment of a national cybersecurity agency would help the government prioritize and coordinate cyber policies as well as address cyber threats.

Nicholas wrote in a blog post published Feb. 19 the company's new whitepaper calls on governments to equip the national cyber agency with a “clear mandate.“

“Having a clear mandate for the agency will help set expectations for the roles and responsibilities and facilitate the intra-governmental processes,“ he noted.

The document also recommends the implementation of a five-part organizational structure to facilitate “multifaceted interaction“ across regulatory, government and international stakeholders as well as provide the national agency with “statutory powers.“

The national cyber agency should have the ability to adapt and evolve amid technological changes and evolving threat landscape.

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