NIST and DHS Activities Examined

Cybersecurity is a hot topic in Washington as we await the appointment of President Obama’s cyber czar. The House Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation asked four witnesses to testify about cybersecurity activities at NIST and DHS last Thursday. The witnesses included Greg Wilshusen, Director of Information Security Issues at the Government Accountability Office; Mark Bregman, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Symantec, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute.

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