Top Obama Adviser Speaks Mind on Cyberthreats

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator in an Exclusive Interview
Top Obama Adviser Speaks Mind on Cyberthreats

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel assesses the cyberthreat environment facing the nation and explains what the federal government is doing about it.

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In a wide-ranging interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2014, Daniel addresses:

  • Balancing privacy and civil liberties with IT security;
  • Prospects for a national data breach notification law; and
  • Improving cyberthreat information sharing between the government and private sector.

Daniel came out of near obscurity - he was serving as intelligence branch chief in the White House Office of Management and Budget - when President Obama tapped him in May 2012 to secede Howard Schmidt as special assistant to the president and cybersecurity coordinator (see: Who is Michael Daniel?).

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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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