Talking Points: A STRATEGY TO SECURE THE FEDERAL CYBERSPACE

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  1. A Strategy to Secure the Federal Cyberspace
  2. President Obama Announces a "Cyber Czar"
  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…

 

President Obama Announces a “Cyber Czar”

This entry is part of a wonderful series, [slider title="Cyberczar"]Entries in this series:
  1. A Strategy to Secure the Federal Cyberspace
  2. President Obama Announces a "Cyber Czar"
  3. Talking Points: A STRATEGY TO SECURE THE FEDERAL CYBERSPACE
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Today, US President Barack Obama announced the creation of a new directorate within the National Security Council dedicated to Cyber Security. "Cyber Security is a strategic priority for the US" Further, he parallels with my suggestion below that OMB will take part in this effort. He also agrees that we need to strengthen public-private partnership Finally, he talks about points that I also outlined in my paper with regard to education! It is interesting to note that the President refered to the same things I have been calling for all along.   The question remains:  How and Who pays for it all?  Where is the Budget?