Whatever your views about the current status and future prospects for public policy on cyber security, one thing is clear: we’re heavily dependent on the mood at the top of US Government.
Us officials might not have had that much impact in the past, but in today’s challenging business and technological environment, the White House view will be key to setting direction for both citizen confidence and future research and investment in security technology.
Howard Schmidt, who is in the running for US cyber security czar, has just been interviewed by govinfosecurity. It’s a clunky write-up, but Howard reveals a balanced and reassuring perspective. Let’s keep out fingers crossed for his prospects.