Tag Archives: Mischel Kwon

Staying Anonymous in a Time of Surveillance

From Googling to emailing to social networking, every day millions of Americans unknowingly leave behind digital breadcrumbs while surfing the web, sometimes at the risk of compromising their anonymity. But while there is technology available to stay anonymous in a time of surveillance, experts say policies and legislation won’t protect …

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RSA Conference Yields Expert Advice

Last week, RSA held its annual conference out in San Francisco, CA. The conference brought together cyber experts from around the world, along with notable speakers like DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, FBI Director Robert Mueller and Howard Schmidt, the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator. The topics discussed range from cloud computing …

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US Getting Closer to Finding Google Hackers

US authorities believe they may have identified the programming author who wrote the code used in the hacking attacks against search engine giant Google, according to an article in the Financial Times. After the discovery last week of the possible complicity of two schools in China with known ties to …

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GovCon Daily News Recap – Feb. 19, 2010

Mischel Kwon, former Director of US-CERT, sees cybersecurity as a ‘group effort.’ The US is using automation to deal with the lack of skilled cyber professionals Cobham wins a $25 million contract with Sikorsky Accumen-Solutions wins cloud-computing contract with HHS Paul McQuillan and John Coster appointed to senior positions with …

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Executive Profile: Mischel Kwon of RSA

Mischel Kwon is vice president of public sector security solutions for the worldwide professional services unit at RSA, the security division of EMC. Kwon is responsible for leading RSA’s security consulting services practice, and while focusing on the public sector, she also will provide private-sector customers and global organizations strategic, …

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Acting Cyber Czar Says White House is not Behind in Cyber

The current acting Cyber Security Coordinator at the White House, Chris Painter, recently responded to the growing criticism targeting the White House’s inability to fill the position permanently. At the Federal Chief Information Officers Council’s 2009 Federal Identity Management and Cybersecurity Conference on Tuesday, he said “It’s a mistake to …

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US Must Engage International Community, Says Former Bush Assistant

As the United States moves toward a more coherent approach to cybersecurity, the question has been repeatedly raised around forming an international agreement on cyber attacks. Neill Sciarrone, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush for Cyber Security and Information Sharing, said, “taking a U.S.-centric approach is not …

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Diffused Cybersecurity Responsibilities

In the cybersecurity realm, a number of professionals have advocated for a centralized approach. The U.S. military has stood up a Cyber Command to coordinate cybersecurity for the DoD and DHS has gained the lead role in securing civilian government networks. Yet, one expert questions this highly centralized approach to …

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Mischel Kwon, Director of US Computer Emergency Response Team, Resigns

Mischel Kwon, director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team has resigned, reportedly due to frustration with bureaucratic obstacles and not having sufficient power to execute the functions of her office in Department of Homeland Security, according to Defense Tech. Mischel Kwon, the fourth U.S. CERT director in five years, resigned on Friday. …

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