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Howard Schmidt

White House To Issue Executive Order On Cybersecurity

Reuters | Joseph Menn | Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to develop voluntary cybersecurity guidelines for owners of power, w...

Gerry Smith

Cybersecurity Legislation Gaining 'Momentum' In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

After introducing dozens of cybersecurity bills and holding months of hearings on threats from hackers, Congress is moving toward a vote on legislatio...

Identity Ecosystem: Big Brother Logs On

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.26.2011 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons ...

White House Advisor: Use Of Term Cyberwar 'Terrible'

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

According to Mr. Schmidt [White House cybersecurity coordinator], securing the information superhighway involves too many factors to be lumped into a ...

Don't Put Your Trust in "Trusted Identities"

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jay Stanley

The administration in its proposal for digital identities certainly says all the right things about privacy. Unfortunately, privacy advocates have learned over the years just what that is worth: not much.

Cyber War or Cyber Jaw

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James D. Zirin

Are we really in a "Cyber War?" Are unidentified enemies around the world scheming to bring down Western civilization with a single keystroke? Or is the whole thing overblown paranoia?

White House Cyber Czar: 'There Is No Cyberwar'

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Howard Schmidt, the new cybersecurity czar for the Obama administration, has a short answer for the drumbeat of rhetoric claiming the United States is...

Are We on the Brink of a Cyber-War?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James D. Zirin

If accomplished by an enemy state, a doomsday cyber-attack would certainly be an act of war with more devastating consequences than any we have ever experienced.

Add Workforce Woes to Cybersecurity Chief's Agenda

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Max Stier

The first-ever White House cybersecurity coordinator, needs to prioritize the training and hiring of a highly skilled cybersecurity team.

Howard A. Schmidt Tapped To Be Obama's Cyber Czar

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After months of wrangling and delays, President Barack Obama has chosen a national cyber security coordinator to take on the formid...