Cybersecurity: how did Obama do?

We heard a lot about cybersecurity from the White House this past year. So, looking back, how well did the government handle it? James Lewis from the Center for Strategic and International Studies would give him a grade of a B or B+.

The government’s Commission on Cybersecurity did have some notable achievements, including the creation of the Cyberspace Security Review and the hiring of a cybersecurity coordinator. But why doesn’t Lewis give an A?

Find out by listening to an interview with Lewis by

Lewis also discusses:

  • Evolving the cybersecurity coordinator’s position into a more independent role
  • The types of challenges the new cybercoordinator faces
  • Reasons the federal government must take the lead in securing America’s key digital assets

What grade would you give Obama on cybersecurity?

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