The Public Eye with Eric Chabrow

Is Barack Obama a Cybersecurity Leader?

President Busy Promoting His IT Security Initiatives
Is Barack Obama a Cybersecurity Leader?
President Obama at the State of the Union. (White House photo)
Cybersecurity has been a priority of the Obama presidency from the get-go. Within a month of his inauguration six years ago this week, he commissioned a governmentwide cybersecurity review that three months later produced the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, which he announced with much fanfare in a White House speech (see The President's 10-Point Cybersecurity Action Plan). Within a year, Obama named the first White House cybersecurity coordinator (see Schmidt: A Take-No-Nonsense Cybersecurity 'Czar').

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About the Author

Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Retired Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity

Chabrow, who retired at the end of 2017, hosted and produced the semi-weekly podcast ISMG Security Report and oversaw ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday. He's a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business.

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