Tag Archives: “Melissa Hathaway”

CSIS Jim Lewis: Cybersecurity “not priority” for White House

Back in May, President Obama stated he would appoint a cyber coordinator to help “orchestrate and integrate all cybersecurity policies.” That was then, this is now; we’re still waiting. Amid speculation about possible candidates and the resignation of acting cyber czar Melissa Hathaway, the guessing game continues. For Jim Lewis …

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Melissa Hathaway Resigns as Acting Cyber Czar

Melissa Hathaway, the ExecutiveBiz Top 10 Game Changer to Watch in ’09 who completed the Obama administration’s cybersecurity review in April and has served as the White House’s acting cybersecurity czar announced her resignation today, citing personal reasons.  Her resignation will take effect August 24th. The White House is considering candidates for the position …

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Melissa Hathaway Speaks at CSIS

Melissa Hathaway spoke at the Center for Strategic & International Studies on Friday with about 100 government and private sector officials. Hathaway’s speech stressed a need for trust among the public and private sectors, as well as international cooperation. “The federal government can’t do [cybersecurity] by itself — it has to be done with …

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Melissa Hathaway in running for cyber czar

Is she or isn’t she? In the weeks leading up to the release of the 60-day cyber security review, the question has been circulating: Is Melissa Hathaway, the Obama administration’s acting director of cyber security and chief author of the report, in the running for cyber czar? Some reports suggested …

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Cyber Czar in a Haystack

The Obama administration was expected to name a Cyber Czar and release a cyberspace policy review last Friday.   The administration released the 76-page “Cyberspace Policy Review”  as expected.   Unexpectedly, the administration did not name a “Cyber Czar.”  Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council and the …

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White House unveils cyber security plans

After a long, anticipated wait, it finally arrived: Details of the White House’s cyber security plans. Calling efforts to prevent cyber attacks one of national priority, President Barack Obama today stated he would appoint a cyber czar to implement a five-point initiative for strengthening the country’s cyber security infrastructure. At …

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Potential 'Cyber Czar' Candidates Revealed

Melissa Hathaway, Rod Beckstrom and Paul Kurtz are the forerunners in the race to be the U.S. government’s first “cyber czar.” Don Adams, the Palo Alto-based chief technology officer, Worldwide, Public Sector for tech giant Tibco, said in a statement. The Obama administration’s information security chief (a job title that still …

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Update: Release of 60-day cybersecurity review imminent

Last we blogged about it, the results of Melissa Hathaway’s 60-day cybersecurity review had yet to be released. Meanwhile, attention has shifted to discussion of whom Obama might pick as cyber czar. The Washington Post reports that news on both fronts may be imminent — the news may be released …

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Obama to Name Cyber Czar This Week

President Barack Obama is expected to announce that he will create a “cyber czar” later this week, according to a Washington Post story. The post will entail a senior White House official who will execute a broad mandate to develop national-level strategy to protect critical public and private computer networks, …

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Waiting (and waiting) for the 60-day cybersecurity review

When it comes to tracking the government’s 60-day cybersecurity review, we here at ExecutiveBiz have been feeling a little like those onlookers at Cape Canaveral, waiting in anticipation for the flight controller’s final prompt. So, where does the report now stand? By last count, the report, which is being led …

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