In search of a cyber security czar

The Wall Street Journal reports that Melissa Hathaway has resigned from her role as acting US National Cyber Adviser. This is a role that calls for broad subject matter experience, first class diplomatic skills and a high standing with both the public and private sectors.

There’s only one candidate that possesses all of those qualities in sufficient depth and that’s former White House IT security advisor Howard Schmidt. He would be both a logical and a popular choice amongst cyber security professionals.

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