Innovations emerging from the partnership will extend beyond financial services to other critical infrastructures, federal Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt (pictured) and CTO Aneesh Chopra write in a blog.
The conventional wisdom that Congress won't enact significant IT security legislation this year hasn't deterred some Democratic lawmakers, including House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, from introducing another cybersecurity bill.
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center's new cybersecurity operation center near Albany, N.Y., should help state and local governments more effectively identify, prevent and mitigate cyber incidents, MS-ISAC founder Will Pelgrin says.
"We need to embrace change effectively because it's coming and we need to look at those opportunities that we have in these transformational states and embrace change in a positive manner," Nevada CISO Christopher Ipsen says.
Nevada CISO Chris Ipsen says state governments must become more creative in how they provide IT security, by partnering with local and county governments, communicating more effectively their needs and leveraging best of breed solutions regardless from where they come.
NSA involvement in warrantless surveillance during the Bush years may have given the Obama administration pause in formalizing the working relationship between DHS and DoD, but any apprehension has since vanished.
Secretaries Janet Napolitano and Robert Gates work out an agreement in which DHS takes the lead in defending domestic networks while DoD and NSA expertise can be deployed to identify exploits aimed at critical U.S. systems.