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There’s an old saying that all things end badly or else they wouldn’t end. It sounds nice, but it’s not necessarily true. Plenty of things simply end. The useful career of the Police, Man Vs. Food and highway A1A all ended without any catastrophic effects or gnashing of teeth. Now, with the end of Howard Schmidt’s career as White House cybersecurity coordinator nearing its end, much will be made of what he did or didn’t accomplish in his time in government service. That’s a fun parlor game to play, but the most important aspect of Schmidt’s time in Washington is the simple fact that he answered the bell when no one else would.

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The first annual Index of Cyber Security finds that senior security officers are more concerned than at this time last year about the risk of cyber attack and other online risks, with concerns about ideologically-motivated hacktivists and the threats posed by business partners and other “counter parties” topping the list.

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