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Should the White House be in charge of ensuring cybersecurity in both the public and private sector?

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Should the White House be in charge of ensuring cybersecurity in both the public and private sector?

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Langevin: With respect to public and private sector, I believe that that relationship is, in many ways, going to be dependent on a collaborative relationship between public and private. And certainly with respect to protecting government networks, there should be a special assistant to the president for cybersecurity and someone that has budgetary and policy authority across the various departments and agencies. Now, each department and agency will still have its own responsibility to carry out the policy, the recommendations and the directions from the White House for what they need to do to secure their own departments and agencies. So the CIOs and CISOs [chief information security officers] are still going to have a strong role to play and responsibilities to carry out to ensure cybersecurity. And then there’s going to have to be some direction — maybe legislation, regulation, but most especially partnerships — that will be required between public and private sector, including cri

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