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Keeping the Role of the White House Cyber Security Coordinator in Perspective - via The Cipher Brief

Updated: Aug 2, 2018



Protecting the technology networks connecting more than two million employees working in over 400 government agencies serving about 325 million Americans is a herculean feat. In May, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report stating 74 percent of these federal agencies are at “high risk or risk” of facing a cyberattack. However, because of the interconnected missions and nature of government networks, if one agency is vulnerable then all are in jeopardy. The solution is not simply for one cyber czar to shepherd those on the National Security Council (NSC) towards sound cyber policy, but rather broadly fostering a government leadership culture that automatically considers cybersecurity when discussing security issues and policy actions...


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