Tom Kellermann, Core Security

ICANN Appointee: A Focus on Security

By Tom Kellerman (Core Security)
This week’s news that former National Cyber Security Center Director Rod Beckstrom was named as the newest president of ICANN – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Net’s most influential governing body – is a very encouraging sign that we’re living in an era when issues of cyber-security are being given greater consideration than ever before, and with good reason, of course.

Counterpoint: The need for a cybersecurity czar is real

From Core Security (Tom Kellermann)
As everyone prepares to examine the results of the Obama Administration’s cyber-security review, one of the largest issues in play remains to what extent the White House will embrace recommendations to create a Cabinet-level position to address the matter or some role superior to today’s “cyber czar” post.
Having participated in the CSIS Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency, it won’t surprise you that I support that concept, as one of the major recommendations suggested by the Commission – constituted of stakeholders from a wide range of public and private interests – was to do so.