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Job hunting? White House seeking a CISO

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 9, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    I cannot help but to think of some memes at times. The one that has gotten lodged there today is the late Robin Williams with a great big bushy beard screaming “What year is it?”. News came out today that, at long last, the White House has come to the conclusion that there is a need for a CISO. According to Reuters, this is an item lodged in the budget.

    From The Guardian:

    On Tuesday, the White House is expected to announce that it is seeking to hire its first chief information security officer, a role filled at many companies and local governments but one that has long been absent at the federal level, despite complaints for security experts and lawmakers. In its absence, the government has sometimes struggled to coordinate a jumble of three-letter agencies as it has sought to respond to the latest breach.

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