BlackHat 2012: Howard Schmidt on Public-Private Partnership

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt offers his opinions on the issues surrounding the strengthening of the relationship between government and the private sector, as well as the urgent need for the passage of effective cybersecurity legislation.


Schmidt brought more than forty years of security expertise to the Obama team, across a variety of sectors, and was tasked with coordinating network security endeavors and policy development at the federal level.

Previously, Schmidt was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF), Chief Security Strategist for the US-CERT Partners Program for the DHS, and he served as Vice President and CIO and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc., as well as having been the CSO for Microsoft.

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