Mike Overly, information security and privacy partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, called the Joyce pick "a solid step in the right direction."
He noted that business has been missing a "specific direction" to achieve requited security levels. "An expert, such as Mr. Joyce, brings that to the table. In trying to comply with the many security regulations being promulgated at both the federal and state levels, what businesses need is specifics, not generalized statements," Overly said in comments emailed to SC Media. "The choice of Mr. Joyce, in combination with other activities of the Trump administration relating to regulations, in general, and security, in particular, is movement to afford greater clarity to businesses regarding their obligations concerning information security.”