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Fed cybersecurity chiefs get a council

Information security has become important enough to warrant a federal Chief Security Officers Council to work with similar groups of government executives, the man in charge of national cybersecurity said this week. There is already a CIO Council, a CFO Council and a Chief Human Capital Officers Council, but security is so complicated now that Amit Yoran, director of the Homeland Security Department’s National Cyber Security Division, decided to initiate a council focused specifically on that one issue. “The CIOs have a lot on their plate and under [the Federal Information Security Act] every agency must have a security official…and this allows them to collaborate and discuss issues,” Yoran told Federal Computer Week while at the National Cyber Security Summit. Full Story

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