Feds Take Lead on Info SharingUS-CERT Head on How Government Will Work With Industry
The Obama administration isn't waiting for Congress to get businesses to share cyberthreat information with the government. Ann Barron-DiCamillo, director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, discusses how the Department of Homeland Security is standing up the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center known as NCICC (pronounced n-kick) to serve as the portal for the government and businesses to share cyberthreat information.
In an interview recorded at RSA Conference 2015, DiCamillo discusses:
- How DHS gets non-federal entities to participate in info-sharing;
- Challenges the department must overcome;
- DHS's role in assuring the IT security of federal agencies.
U.S.-CERT is a key component of NCICC, and as its director, Barron-DiCamillo oversees a 24x7 operations center and team that analyzes and works to reduce cyberthreats and vulnerabilities, disseminate cyber-threat warning information and supports incident response activities with government and critical industry partners. Previously, she held leadership positions with the Department of Defense. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Baylor University, a Master of Science degree from American University and is a CISSP.