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November 14, 2008

DHS Cyber Security Plans, Progress, and Strategies for Success Subject of IBM Roundtable

Filed under: Cybersecurity — by Jonah Czerwinski on November 14, 2008

The new Administration will inherit a multi-billion dollar National Cyber Security Initiative with lead roles served by DHS and its component agencies, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Defense Department. In practice, all agencies will serve some role in reducing cyber-based threats. To address some of the governance and strategy issues in this context, the Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP) and IBM’s Global Leadership Initiative today convene the next Homeland Security Roundtable on the topic of “DHS Cyber Security Plans, Progress, and Strategies for Success.”

Since 2001, CSP has convened senior leadership from the Executive Branch and leading minds from the policy community and private sector to address critical homeland security issues in an invitation-only, off-the-record setting. Today, I’ll facilitate this roundtable as I used to when I was at CSP as director of homeland security projects. A group of leading experts from the policy community and private sector will join me and our lead discussant, Mr. Andrew Cutts, director of cyber security policy at the Department of Homeland Security. Participants include:

• Steven Bucci, Cyber Lead, IBM Global Leadership Initiative, IBM Global Business Services, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense – Homeland Defense

• Frank Cilluffo, Associate Vice President for Homeland Security and Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University, and Former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security

• P.J. Crowley, Senior Fellow and Director of Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress, and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Affairs, serving as Senior Director of Public Affairs for the National Security Council, and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

• Andrew Cutts, Director, Cyber Security Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

• Jonah J. Czerwinski, Senior Fellow, Homeland Security, IBM Global Leadership Initiative, and Senior Adviser Homeland Security Projects, Center for the Study of the Presidency

• Bryna Dash, IBM Public Sector – DHS/NPPD

• W. Scott Gould, Partner and Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, , Public Sector , and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce

• Job Henning, Director, Political and Legal Affairs, Project on National Security Reform and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of the Presidency

• Henry H. Horton, Associate Partner leading the Information Assurance and Strategic Initiatives, IBM Global Services, Public Sector, and former Federal Special Agent in Charge of a strategic counter-espionage and counter-terrorism organization, Director of Security for an Independent Federal agency.

• Daniel B. Prieto, Partner and Vice President, IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector

Mr. Cutts will provide a substantive overview of where the DHS efforts currently stand, what remains as defined goals, and areas that should receive better focus. This session will be held at the unclassified level and is not for attribution. All comments are off the record and so, unfortunately, I will not be posting here about the roundtable.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

November 16, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

I am curious if the World Bank attacks could provide lessons learned on Cyber Security? Also with trillions floating around internationally is cyber security for financial institutions where it should be? Just curious of course!

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