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Federal News Radio polled current and former federal cybersecurity experts for their opinion on what were the most significant accomplishments since 2006 to secure federal networks and improve public-private partnerships. The list blends suggestions of more than 10 authorities on federal cybersecurity. The accomplishments are in no particular order.
A look at the events shaping cybersecurity policy in the federal government over the past six years.
Former White House cybersecurity czar Howard Schmidt said the president should sign an executive order directing agencies to tighten cybersecurity measures.
Former White House Cyber Coordinator Howard Schmidt, who retired in May, has landed back in the private sector. Schmidt will join Qualys, a company specializing in information security and compliance cloud solutions.
In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt said a majority of the senior leaders in government understand the importance of securing agency, contractor and critical infrastructure systems. He said among his office's biggest accomplishments is moving the day-to-day cyber authority of federal civilian networks to DHS. Michael Daniel will replace Schmidt, whose last day is in early June.
The Industry Botnet Group — coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security — has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.
Alan Paller, the director of research at the SANS Institute, and Larry Allen, of Allen Federal Business Partners, count down the top federal news stories of the week.
During his tenure, Schmidt oversaw new, large-scale cyber initiatives, but kept a relatively low profile. Experts debate his mixed legacy — calling it a solid effort with a shortened leash.
Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt is stepping down after 2-1/2 years, an NSC spokeswoman confirms.
The Army and DISA will release a broad agency announcement this summer seeking third party software to secure smartphones and tablet computers. The Marine Corps is looking at host of different possibilities to secure mobile devices, including a process to verify the software code in apps.