By J. Nicholas Hoover
March 8, 2010
Government officials played a starring role at the annual RSA Conference
last week, laying out their plans for government cybersecurity,
particularly the need for increased cooperation with industry, in
keynotes and panel sessions throughout the week.
White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt set the tone in his
Tuesday keynote address, focusing heavily on increasing partnerships and
transparency when it comes to the federal government's role in
In his remarks, Schmidt announced that the White House is declassifying
part of its 12-part cybersecurity strategy, the Comprehensive National
Cybersecurity Initiative, making note of its calls for increased
co-operation between government and industry.
Schmidt dedicated most of his talk to giving an update on the progress
of near-term action items the Cyber Policy Review completed last year.
Schmidt noted the development of new Federal Information Security
Management Act metrics, the development of formal cybersecurity
education and awareness programs, and other ongoing efforts.
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