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White House picks a CISO and, spoiler alert, I didn’t get the job

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

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    There simply isn’t an emoji to capture my emotion at a moment like this. I didn’t even get a rejection letter. The White House first announced that they were seeking a candidate in February 2016. Yesterday, The White House selected their first CISO candidate yesterday and it wasn’t me. Of course, I’m being facetious. The small entanglement of being a Canadian may have been a limiting factor in my candidacy that never was.

    This position was created as an output from the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). But, it should be noted that this is a CISO position that comes with funding. The Information Technology Modernization Fund (ITMF) was created to provide $3.1 billion to drag US government IT kicking and screaming into the future. I know, I had to pause after I read that there is funding the first time too.

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