Tag Archives: “Melissa Hathaway”

Melissa Hathaway: America Has Too Many Ineffective Private-Public Partnerships

  The recent INTERPOL conference held in Hong Kong was an important step for the international, strategic environment to bring like-minded nations together to discuss information security, cybersecurity, and share effective practices for protecting key infrastructure, said Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies and former cybersecurity official. Held Sept. …

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Progress Report Finds Administration Has Made Sound Cyber Steps

Back in May 2009, President Barack Obama announced his intention to make cybersecurity an administration priority. The administration released yesterday a progress report on what the administration has accomplished to date. The Cyberspace Policy Review, spearheaded by Melissa Hathaway, offered a number of recommendations for the administration to implement in …

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Hathaway and Schneier Speak at Cyber Conference

Last week, experts from around 40 countries met at the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia’s capital Tallinn to discuss cybersecurity issues. Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves gave the opening remarks, warning about cyber crime. Melissa Hathaway, President of Hathaway Global Strategies and leader of the 60-day Cyberspace …

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NATO Cyber Conference to Convene in Estonia

Later this month, Estonia will host a cybersecurity conference in Tallinn, according to an official at NATO’s Tallinn-based cyber defence centre. “The conference will be attended by various cybersecurity experts and professionals from related disciplines in governments, military and academia to discuss the growing connection between computer security and national …

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Melissa Hathaway Outlines Key Questions to Ask About the Cloud

In an article for GovInfoSecurity, Melissa Hathaway outlines 5 questions chief information officers and chief information security officers should ask regarding the risks and benefits of the cloud. Question 1: “Does your provider ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability with mature processes, proof of past performance, understanding of and mechanisms …

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Cybersecurity: A Year in Review

This past Saturday, May 29 marked the one year anniversary of the President Barack Obama’s speech on cybersecurity where he said “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” Since that speech, the United States has moved systematically towards enhancing cybersecurity through the following initiatives: The 60-day …

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Sameer Bhalotra to Back Up Howard Schmidt?

There have been some whispers in the capital that White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt will shortly name Sameer Bhalotra as deputy cybersecurity coordinator. Bhalotra is the senior cybersecurity staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has held the position since 2007. A report by Adam Ross of …

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Melissa Hathaway Responds to DNI Dennis Blair’s Exit

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced his resignation effective May 28, 2010. Blair will step down after serving 16 months as the nation’s highest Intelligence Community executive. “I have had no greater honor or pleasure than to lead the remarkably talented and patriotic men and women of the …

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'I live in a world of nightmares,' Says French Cyber Expert

International cybersecurity experts recently discussed ways to promote international cooperation on cybersecurity issues at the Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit held in Texas. The experts also raised their concerns regarding the possibility of a catastrophic event that could cause significant damage to computer networks. “I live in a world of nightmares,”  said …

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International Cybersecurity Event Kicks Off

The First International Cybersecurity Summit kicks off today in Dallas, Texas, hosted by the EastWest Institute. The goal of the summit is to advance an international dialogue on cybersecurity issues, particularly in the realm of cyber crime. The summit features speakers such as Howard Schmidt, the current White House Cybersecurity …

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