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The U.S. Government Just Appointed Its First Cybersecurity Chief

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The U.S. Government Just Appointed Its First Cybersecurity Chief

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This article was posted on Friday, 12:30, UTC.

The White House has appointed the first ever Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position that will look to improve the cybersecurity infrastructure and defenses of the United States. At a time when data breaches and cyberattacks make everyday headlines, the attention garnered by cybersecurity has never been higher. In February 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a sweeping Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in an effort to improve the cybersecurity posture across the country as well as the Federal government. To further underline the increased prioritization of the cyber-defense posture Obama‚Äôs budget proposal for 2017 to Congress is seeking…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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