Michael Daniel

The Obama Administration is pushing ahead with a series of cybersecurity initiatives to protect critical national infrastructure from attack. At the heart of the process are a series of steps designed to improve how government networks detect and deter intruders, report incidents and work with local and international law enforcement to imprison cyber criminals.

Michael Daniel, special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator, explained White House priorities for cybersecurity today at the INSA Cyber Innovation Symposium in Washington, DC. They include: securing federal networks, protecting critical infrastrucure, cyber reporting and response, cyber intelligence, and international engagement. Keep reading →

The White House moved quickly Thursday to name Michael Daniel as President Obama’s cybersecurity adviser to replace retiring Howard Schmidt.

Daniel assumed the key position immediately as Congress and the White House continue to spar over how best to protect critical U.S. industries from crippling cyberattacks. He served for 17 years in the Office of Management and Budget’s National Security Division and worked for the past 10 years on cybersecurity as chief of the Intelligence Branch. Keep reading →