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This article is part of the October 2009 issue of Winners of Information Security magazine's Security 7 Award
In December 2006, I received a phone call from one of my mentors and colleagues, Mike McConnell, who asked me to join him in serving our country to try to make a difference in a short period of time. As I contemplated leaving my private sector career, I was reminded of a quote from John Adams, "I am...under all obligations of interest and ambition, as well as honor, gratitude and duty, to exert the utmost of [my] abilities in this important cause." I accepted the challenge, and began my journey in serving our country. During the course of my 30-month tenure, I had the privilege of serving two presidents and helped our government develop a cybersecurity strategy of unprecedented scope and scale that will facilitate revolutionary improvements in the United States' ability to secure and defend our critical national infrastructures. The strategy outlines an action plan to address the growing velocity and volume of threats to our information systems from attacks coming over the Internet, by insiders, and from the worldwide supply chain. Working across the ... Access >>>
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