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Top 10 Influencers in Government IT Security

Sixth Annual List of Movers and Shakers
Top 10 Influencers in Government IT Security

For our sixth annual list of top Influencers - the lawmakers, top government officials, practitioners and thought-leaders whose actions have a consequential impact on government IT security policy - GovInfoSecurity is taking a different tack, recognizing leaders who have never appeared on any of our five earlier lists.

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Why the new approach? Most of the Influencers from past years - such as President Obama, NSA Director Mike Rogers and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson - continue to have significant influence over government cybersecurity policy. The new list includes, among others, the new chairmen of key congressional committees with IT security oversight.

Our criteria for selecting an Influencer hasn't changed. It's a combination of position and know-how. Plus, each of the Influencers has demonstrated the ability to lead and collaborate, characteristics of individuals who have a proven history on getting things done.

We queried the GovInfoSecurity board of advisers and other IT security thought-leaders to identify candidates, with our editors making the final decision on the 2015 lineup.

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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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