The economy and cybersecurity

Thursday - 1/16/2014, 4:37pm EST

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Income Inequality is an economic phrase you'll hear tossed around as democrats and republicans continue to place the blame for the financial situation millions of Americans find themselves living. "Everyone has a solution to the job growth and will be more than willing to share it come election time, but which side do you trust? Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson joins Capital Impact to help us understand both sides of the fence in this election year argument.

  • While the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) pushes ahead with a voluntary Cybersecurity framework designed to help companies improve the security of their networks, incentives to encourage companies to implement the framework are moving less quickly. Does this leave the keepers of critical infrastructure no reason to make the transition? What about private industry who has been impacted by recent cyber threats, will they get on board before the power companies? Senior Technology Analyst Sanford Reback discusses his BGOV Insight, "Cybersecurity Framework Advances as Incentives Lag".

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Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Sanford Reback is director of global business with Bloomberg Government. At the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, he helped negotiate NAFTA and the agreements establishing the World Trade Organization. He served as an executive at MCI, then a Fortune 100 company; UUNET, then the world's largest Internet services provider; and two venture-backed technology companies. Reback holds a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School. He was a Fulbright Fellow in London.