Latest Melissa Hathaway Stories

2011-03-02 09:25:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google Vice President Vinton Cerf, two former presidential advisors and FBI Assistant Director Gordon Snow will join an eclectic group of speakers at the Air Force Association's inaugural CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition, to be held March 31 - April 1, at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland, just minutes from downtown D.C. AFA's CyberFutures Conference boasts some of the nation's top IT and cyber...

2011-02-11 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger W. Cressey, a counter-terrorism and cyber security expert and former member of the U.S. National Security Council staff, has been named Senior Vice President, supporting Booz Allen's cyber security business, the company announced. Cressey was most recently president and founder of Good Harbor Consulting, a strategic safety, security and risk management consultancy. At Booz Allen, he will focus on supporting international government clients...

2010-10-20 09:00:00

McLEAN, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to offer students three online graduate certificates in cybersecurity. The program, which blends Booz Allen's knowledge of emerging cybersecurity needs with UMUC's reputation of excellence, comes as the United States strives to build a competitive, forward-thinking cyber workforce. Offered through UMUC's Web-based learning...

2010-10-19 12:00:00

Stresses 'More-than-Tech' Solutions for Government and Private Sectors COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland is launching a new cybersecurity initiative that aims to stimulate public-private partnerships and address national vulnerabilities, including those facing industry. The idea is to help "connect the dots" in the region's burgeoning federal and private cyber sector. The focal point of the initiative, the new Maryland Cybersecurity Center...

2009-08-05 12:50:44

The White House said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is still seeking the right person to lead the battle against cybercrime. Melissa Hathaway resigned from her 60-day White House review of cyber policies.  She wrote that she withdrew her application for the position of cybersecurity coordinator out of frustration over the administration's delays in filling the post. "I wasn't willing to continue to wait any longer because I'm not empowered right now to continue to drive the...

2009-07-22 10:50:00

A private study on cyber security found that federal agencies are facing a severe shortage of computer specialists, even as a growing wave of coordinated cyberattacks against the government poses potential national security risks, The Associated Press reported.It showed that the federal cyber force was lacking and even reported instances where no one is in charge of overall planning."Government agencies are on their own and sometimes working at cross purposes or in competition with one...

2009-06-12 05:55:00

Scott Charney, head of Microsoft's cybersecurity division, and a former member of President Bush's and President Clinton's national security teams are on the shortlist to be the nation's new cybersecurity czar, according to a Reuters report. President Barack Obama announced the creation of the new post last month, saying that he would personally decide who would lead the nation's defense and response against major cyber attacks. Although Charney has said he won't take the job, he could...

2009-05-30 09:22:13

How a Team of Academic Experts Contributed to the President's Cyberspace Review NSF coordinated contributions of dozens of academic experts to help shape the President's comprehensive review of the nation's cybersecurity policy When President Obama tapped Melissa Hathaway of the National Security Council to review the nation's cyberspace policy in 60 days, she knew she needed to gather insights and perspectives from an array of different stakeholder groups. In addition to consulting with...

2009-05-29 14:15:00

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he would name a new  "cyber czar" to ensure the country is protecting the security of its computer networks.  Speaking at the White House, Obama said the U.S. must do more to deter and defend against a growing number of criminal, espionage and hacker attacks on public and private networks. "It is the great irony of our information age -- the very technologies that empower us to create and to build, also empower those who would seek to...

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