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This past Wednesday July 14th the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) attended a White House Cyber Security briefing billed as a “Discussion on the Progress of the President’s Cybersecurity Efforts”. Hosted by the Cybersecurity Coordinator, Howard A. Schmidt, Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and Gary Locke, Secretary for the Department of Commerce also participated.
President Obama “dropped in” calling out his appreciation of the collaboration on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). OTA remains committed to the NSTIC initiative and will be submitting our update next week and meeting again with the White House taskforce the week of July 26th.
Key points mentioned by the President:
· Importance to increasing the security of the infrastructure and as a mechanism for allowing individuals to increase their privacy in interactions with online services.
· The need to consult with the private sector in ways that do not compromise “our core missions” including “making a profit.”
· Describing the general security and privacy problem, he stated that “this is going to be a challenge and it will get more complex.” He noted that we are just in our infancy that the solution will require coordinated efforts by government, industry, academia, and the private sector.
For more information on OTA and/ or discount register code for Washington DC contact Casper Schoute, co-chair International Committee OTA, at 0031-20 346 9018 or firstname.lastname@example.org .