Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Cyber Security Coordinator

The article Obama's likely pick for cybersecurity head remains murky by Doug Beizer and Alice Lipowicz in FCW caught me off guard:

There is surprisingly little buzz circulating about who President Barack Obama might choose to lead cybersecurity policy. Although a number of analysts have ideas about the qualities the person filling the position might need, no one is naming names of likely contenders yet — partly because it remains unclear what the eventual appointee will actually do...

Rohyt Belani, co-founder and managing partner of computer security firm Intrepidus Group, said the ideal candidate would combine qualities from three people: security consultant Bruce Schneier; Richard Bejtlich, director of incident response at General Electric; and Chris Eagle, a senior lecturer and associate chairman of the Computer Science Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Belani said Schneier has “an ability to focus on what matters and call out silly bureaucratic processes that do little to help security.” Bejtlich’s strength is a passion for digital security, and Eagle knows where the needs are for offensive capabilities, Belani added.

I have not received any phone calls, but if need be I am sure the right people can find me. :)

Richard Bejtlich is teaching new classes in Las Vegas in 2009. Regular Las Vegas registration ends 1 July.


Keydet89 said...


You haven't been asked to contribute a DNA or stem cell sample? Odd. I tried calling Chris yesterday about another matter, but wasn't able to reach him...if memory serves, my alma mater is heading into end-of-quarter exams, so he may be busy.

Alex Raitz said...


Come on, you had to see this coming! :D

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