"Though current cyber coordinator Howard Schmidt has begun well, he should become a cyber leader with more directive authority," says Paul Rosenzweig, a onetime deputy assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security.
For most organizations, the biggest barrier to cloud computing is fear - "Will my data be secure?" It's time to tackle that fear head-on, says Jeff Reich, director of the Institute of Cybersecurity at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Listen to thought leaders explain the silver lining from the debate even Congress fails to enact cybersecurity legislation, the greatest benefit of cloud computing and the need for international cybersecurity cooperation.
"If we don't have human capital in place, the other stuff is not going to work," says Patrick Gorman, former associate director of the Office of National Intelligence. "It is the most critical piece of cybersecurity."