As the U.S. marks the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to post some ideas that I think would help raise citizen preparedness and engagement. The recommendations come from discussions that I have had with people involved in all aspects of the issue, my own experiences as a parent and CERT member in New York [...]
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September 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments
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National Cyber Challenge Winner Is Example Of Government Reaching Out To Public On Homeland Security & How Civilians Can Be Asset
September 6th, 2010 · No Comments
In a good example of government involving average citizens in the nation’s homeland security effort, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected a 28-year-old Roanoke, Virginia woman’s public information campaign to help educate the public on cybersecurity.
Melissa Short’s â€œCybersecurity Starts Hereâ€ campaign was one ofÂ the winners of the National Cyber Awareness Challenge “which called [...]
June 15th, 2010 · No Comments
The U.S. government is looking to recruit thousands of men and women for its cybersecurity efforts, according to anÂ article in Homeland Security Newswire, and a nationwide talent search has been launched t0 help fill the need:
The U.S. Cyber Challenge is looking for 10,000 young Americans with the skills to fill the ranks of cybersecurity practitioners, [...]
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April 13th, 2010 · No Comments
In a recent joint op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)Â “Now Is the Time to Prepare for Cyberwar,” argue:
The information networks that nearly every American relies on are under constant attack by sophisticated cyber adversaries. These adversaries target our identities, our money, our businesses, our intellectual property, [...]
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In Web Address, Napolitano Says Americans Have Opportunity, Responsibility To “Personally Contribute To Our National Security” By Following Good Cyber Habits
October 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment
In a special web address marking National Cybersecurity Month, DHS Secretary Napolitano said today that the public has the opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the U.S. national security by practicing good cyber habits. InÂ the speech, titled “A New Challenge for Our Age: Securing America Against the Threat of Cyber Attack,” she said:
“Just as with [...]
On National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Some Ways That Average Computer User Can Contribute To Their Own & Nation’s Preparedness
October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments
As September’s National Preparedness Month activities end, we move directly to National Cyber Security Month in October. It’s an appropriate transition. With cyber threats increasingly a central part of the nation’sÂ homeland security portfolio the special monthsÂ have some things Â in common, particularly when it comes to the public. InÂ fact, it may be time to consider integrating [...]
July 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment
In a New York Times op-ed today, “Defend America One Laptop At A Time,” Harvard Law Professor (andÂ former director of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel) Â Jack Goldsmith argues that the everyday Â computer user can play a key part in the nation’s cyber security initiative. Cyber security is seen as an increasingly vital piece [...]
February 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments
The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee was just presented with a report pointing out that the user public (of all ages) has a role in the nation’s cyber security effort.Â The Committee had requested the study,Â National Cyber Security: Research and Development Challenges Related To Economics, Physical Infrastructure And Human BehaviorÂ from theÂ Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).
October 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments
On Wednesday, I attended a U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Bloggers Roundtable” convened in Washington, D.C. by Secretary Michael Chertoff to address the issue of cyber security.
The Roundtable took place at the Secretary’s ’satellite’ office at the Ronald Reagan Office Building near the White House. It wasÂ pegged to October’sÂ National Cyber Security Awareness MonthÂ which according to [...]
October 7th, 2008 · No Comments
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has invited a group of us homeland security-related bloggers to meet with him tomorrow morning in Washington, D.C.. The subject of this “Bloggers Roundtable” is cyber security. You may not have known but October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month”Â which is “designed to educate the public on the shared [...]
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