Former DHS Secretary Chertoff and Maj. Gen. Meyerrose (Ret.) Ask ISA to Join Them at National Press Club Event on Supply Chain
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, former Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community Dale Meyerrose, and Internet Security Alliance (ISA) President Larry Clinton will host a panel discussion moderated by Bloomberg Government Technology Editor Allan Holmes at the National Press Club Thursday, April 21 at 8:30am to highlight the serious cyber security supply chain problems our nation faces.
ISA launched its cyber security supply chain risk management project in 2007. The ISA mission is to integrate advanced technology with economics and public policy to create a sustainable system of cyber security.
“It is critical that any cyber security policy candidly address the economic issues that are the drivers of modern security practices,” said ISA President Clinton.
“Economics are driving both industry and government to adopt increasingly sophisticated technologies, which raise serious new security issues. It is simply impractical to suggest these new technologies will not be adopted and dangerous to suggest that the problems can be managed with a set of government determined technical standards. We need to evolve a 21st century system that pragmatically addresses the technological, economic and public policy issues from both an industry and government perspective,” said Clinton.
The ISA has issued a series of reports on supply chain management in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit in 2009.
The 2009 report established a framework for cyber supply chain management, which was cited in the Obama Administration’s “Cyberspace Policy Review.” ISA is currently developing detailed procedures to carry out this framework and expects to produce a third report on the issue later this year.
The Chertoff Group offered to host ISA’s most recent supply chain management workshop in San Francisco in February and then offered, along with Harris Corporation’s Cyber Integrated Solutions business, to have ISA president Clinton share the stage with the former Secretary and the former Intelligence Community CIO and retired Air Force Major General.
“I’m naturally honored to share the stage with former Secretary Chertoff and former Major General Meyerrose and hope that we can together help drive adoption of a sustainable system of supply chain management in conjunction with our government partners,” said Clinton.