Tag Archives: Howard Schmidt

Report: WH Cyber Exec Order Draft Calls for DHS-Led Council; Richard Clarke Comments

A draft White House executive order would create a Department of Homeland Security-led cybersecurity council, which would use cyberthreat intelligence to develop security standards guidance, the Washington Post reports. Several unnamed officials told the Post the four-page draft would take months to finish. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden confirmed the …

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Howard Schmidt Calls for Cyber Info Sharing Exec Order

Former White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said President Barack Obama should issue an executive order on securing computer networks as soon as possible, National Journal reports. That order, Schmidt said, should call for increased information sharing between the public and private sector and ensure agencies follow cybersecurity standards for …

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Former WH Cyber Head Howard Schmidt Joins Qualys Board

Cloud computing security firm Qualys Inc. has elected Howard Schmidt, formerly the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, to the company’s board of directors. The company said he will help the company attempt to expand its presence in the federal market and increase its industry collaboration efforts through the CSO Interchange. He …

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Department of Energy Planning for a More Secure Infrastructure

The Department of Energy recently released its “2011 Roadmap to Achieve Energy Delivery Systems Cybersecurity,” outlining strategic framework over the next decade to design, install, operate and maintain energy delivery systems capable of surviving a cyber incident and sustaining critical functions. The report identifies five strategies on which the government …

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DHS Kicks Off GFIRST Cybersecurity Conference

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security kicked off its seventh annual cybersecurity conference this week in Nashville. The Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams conference is hosted by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and brings together the top information security professionals and government officials to discuss the …

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White House Announces Winners in Cybersecurity Contest

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced the winners of a contest to raise awareness about how to stay safe in cyberspace. The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s Public Service Announcement Challenge was launched in November 2010 as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt …

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UK Ready to Take the Reins as Cyber-terrorism Fighter

The United Kingdom is determined to spearhead the international fight against cyber crime and terrorism, according to Neil Thompson, director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance. “The U.K. has signaled its willingness to lead internationally,” Thompson said at yesterday’s cybersecurity conference in London, according to Computing.co.uk. Foreign …

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Top 50 Government CIOs Announced

U.S. Cyber Command and NSA head Keith B. Alexander and White House cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt have been chosen among the top 50 government CIOs on InformationWeek Government’s compilation of technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies. But what exactly makes a top government CIO? Although there is …

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Howard Schmidt: US to Have 'Tough' Talks on Cybersecurity

The United States plans to launch a diplomatic push to get more countries joining in cyber-crime investigations, the White House cybersecurity coordinator said yesterday. “In the very near future, we will be coming forth with specific efforts” that may include “tough discussions” with countries to ensure they help hunt down …

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The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011

As the countdown to 2011 begins, ExecutiveBiz brings you its third annual list of the Top 20 People to Watch. From government to industry, this year’s list highlights individuals focused, largely, on two critical fronts: in government, cost-efficiency and national security; on the industry side, new innovation — and the …

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DHS Opens New 24-Hour Cybersecurity Facility

The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new 24-hour watch and warning center that will focus on cybersecurity. DHS officials yesterday joined White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and representatives of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to launch the MS-ISAC Cyber Security Operations Center, which is located …

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