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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.

See Also: 2016 State of Threat Intelligence Study

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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Eric Chabrow

Eric Chabrow

Executive Editor, GovInfoSecurity & InfoRiskToday

Chabrow, who oversees ISMG's GovInfoSecurity and InfoRiskToday, is a veteran multimedia journalist who has covered information technology, government and business. He's the former top editor at the award-winning business journal CIO Insight and a long-time editor and writer at InformationWeek.




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