GovInfoSecurity.com posted an interesting article covering what President Obama’s future plans for cybersecurity should NOW be that he is re-elected. And based on his 10-point plan he unveiled in 2009, there are still many things on his to-do list.
The president accomplished a great deal in his first term, including appointing a cybersecurity coordinator, getting defense and homeland security working jointly on cyberdefense, announcing an international cybersecurity initiative, and bringing forth the whole controversial NSTIC thing. However, when Congress failed to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, cybersecurity regulation came to a grinding halt.
As we addressed in a post earlier this week re Obama v. Romney and their positions on cybersecurity, Obama generally supports government involvement while Romney opposed it in favor of self-regulation. Now that President Obama is continuing with his second term in office, it looks as if there will be a continued push for regulation and/or an executive order.
If President Barack Obama’s second term were a movie sequel, I’d call it “Unfinished Business.” Because now it’s time for the newly re-elected president to step up and see through the cybersecurity initiatives he spoke about when he first took office.
Remember the 10-point cybersecurity plan Obama unveiled in May 2009, aimed at securing the nation’s critical IT infrastructure?
That was three-plus years ago. Some elements of that plan have been fulfilled, starting with No. 1. Obama, indeed, appointed a high-profile national cybersecurity coordinator, Howard Schmidt, who served 2.5 years before stepping down and being replaced by Michael Daniel.
Do you think that an executive order will be implemented anytime soon? Post your comments below. Today’s post pic is from MisterGWorld.com.