Cybersecurity isn't a problem like air defense, where you would look to the government alone to provide the solution, Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III says. Cyberdefense must include nongovernment entities, too.
Defense Deputy Secretary William Lynn III meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, but works most closely with Ambassador GÃ¡bor IklÃ³dy of Hungary, the alliance's assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges
The president has levers of power that enables him to set the nation on a better path toward keeping our economy and citizens secure. They don't require congressional approval, but only political resolve and determination.
A rise in unemployment could be a harbinger of an improving economy, as discouraged individuals reentered the job market. Indeed, the IT workforce topped 4.12 million in the fourth quarter, a record high.
"We need to be cyber savvy if we are going to participate in cybersecurity," says Ed Kanerva, vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton. "We cannot hire folks if they are not out there, so instead we train them to be cyber experts."
Executives deal with risk all of the time, except that is, information technology risk. For many non-IT leaders in government and business, IT risk is outside their comfort zone. Oregon CISO Theresa Masse wants to change that.
"The environment that started by supporting whistleblowers ... is essentially morphing into 'Gee, we as an organization need to be completely transparent, whether we want to or not,'" says Cal Slemp, managing director of Protiviti.