There was something incredible happening in the White House as President Obama releases a name of those to become appointees on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. This is part of the President’s attempt to establish a more secured cyberspace whereby hackers will be fenced out. The panel is said to be part of the Obama’s $19Billion proposal for the tightening of the country’s defence against potential hacking threats while the government still seek to tap straight into the expert sources out of the government for its cybersecurity recommendations for both the public and private sectors.
Among those big names shortlisted were General Keith Alexander, who is also the director of the National Security Agency from 2005 – 2014; Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, and Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Research.
President Barack Obama went on to say…
“I have charged the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity with the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world,”
“These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to this important role, and I look forward to receiving the Commission’s recommendations.”
The selection process is conducted by both the US President and congressional leaders, and other appointees includes high-level members of Academia and Leg, Security and Finance experts from the private sector.
The entire budget proposal, totaling $4 trillion, is for the 2017 fiscal year starting October 1st.
Sometimes in the past, the president had made it known that a $19Billion mission for cybersecurity will ensue in the nearer future which happens to be now. One of the main significant attack against government personnel office last year became a serious case which kicks the government into quick action. And the hackers were said to have ties with the Chinese government. But as the case might be, the US government is trying whatever in its might to fence out hackers probably finally.