Federal cybersecurity policy will likely be affected by the ongoing saga involving Hillary Clinton’s email communications, a former Congressional chief of staff said, referring to new documents released by Judicial Watch on Thursday.
Speaking at the Inside Dark Web conference in New York City on Thursday, American Business Defense Council Vice President Howard Segermark said the next president will tackle cybersecurity “because of something called clintonemail.com.”
“The speed at which technological innovation occurs among attackers and the limited ability of government to act effectively and wisely” has created a need for industry professionals to assist the public sector, he said.
Segermark’s comments about the need for more industry professionals in the federal government came a day after the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) convened in Santa Clara, Calif., for the committee’s annual meeting, which brought together Silicon Valley executives with federal officials.
“You have some of the largest technology companies sitting in one room today, and that is no small feat,” said vArmour Chief Cybersecurity Strategist and former DHS Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Mark Weatherford, discussing the advisory committee with SCMagazine.com. “They are bringing the private sector perspective to the government.”
Segermark had choice words about the treaty that President Obama signed with China’s President Xi Jinping, in which the two counties agreed not to conduct cybertheft of intellectual property for commercial gain, which he dismissed as a “sham international policy.”