Tag Archives: PDD-63

Securing the Critical Infrastructure—Two Lost Decades

– On May 22, 2018, it will have been 20 years to the day since President Bill Clinton issued PDD 63 (Presidential Decision Directive No. 63: Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure). The PDD laid out a plan to protect critical sectors of the economy, such as telecommunications, energy,…

Has the White House Been Caught Cybersecurity NAP-ping?

– President Obama announced his “new” CNAP (Cybersecurity National Action Plan) to only moderate fanfare (certainly not nearly as much as the subject deserves), which included a lengthy Opinion piece, “Protecting U.S. Innovation From Cyberthreats,” in The Wall Street Journal of February 9,…

You Say “ISAC,” I Say “ISAO”

– The White House sponsored a “Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection” at Stanford University on Friday the 13th of February, 2015 to discuss privacy, data protection and public-private cyber-threat information sharing. They invited the CEOs of major companies. Google, Facebook, Amazon…

Executive Order on Cybersecurity … PDD 63 Déjà Vu

– President Obama’s “Executive Order – Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” … available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity was a long time coming and, as my colleague Jason Healey pointed…

Please Let Me Explain…

– Whenever you speak to a reporter, you are always at risk that what will be published isn’t quite what you meant or that the context of your statement  within the article will distort your meaning. Knowing this, you usually have to choose between the importance of what you have to say (in your…