Talking Points: A STRATEGY TO SECURE THE FEDERAL CYBERSPACE

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  1. A Strategy to Secure the Federal Cyberspace
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  3. Talking Points: A STRATEGY TO SECURE THE FEDERAL CYBERSPACE
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So, some people asked me to compare my suggestions to the President’s Plan.  Here is a little table.

Talking Points: A STRATEGY TO SECURE THE FEDERAL CYBERSPACE

 

The Goal:   “make the federal government a model in cyber security.”

1 Cybersecurity is a Strategic Priority for the United States

Y

 
2 Create a CISO position within the office of the President ½ The level is below my recommendation, but Just.
3 Tie the role to all agencies

Y

 
4 Allocate budget to the Office X Not (yet) done
5 Private / Public Collaboration Y  
6 Information Sharing Y Yes, by mentioning the legislative changes
7 Directed Research Y Specifically mentioning Academe
8 Timeline   Was not mentioned, understood to be a tactical, rather than strategic, issue

As you can see, there is very strong affinity between the two plans.   Of course, without a budget, the efficacy of anyone in this position will be very limited…

 

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