May 24th, 2018

By Lookout Over the past decade, the federal government has followed the rest of society in a general move towards mobility. The trend toward mobility is an essential part of fulfilling the government’s mission of service to the American public. More functionality and power is being put into mobile devices, which is a very positive development. As more functionality moves to mobile however, it becomes an increasingly valuable threat vector. We recently sat down with Kiersten Todt, the…

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July 27th, 2017

By Jeff StoneThe Wall Street Journal Private sector heavyweights are uniting as part of an effort to help small- and medium-sized enterprises increase their awareness about digital threats and mitigate cyber risks. The Cyber Readiness Institute, launched Wednesday, is a nonprofit organization that aims to help SMEs navigate the world of cybersecurity by connecting executives with top U.S. business leaders and third-party organizations. The organization’s co-chairs include Satya Nadella,…

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July 27th, 2017

The former Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Kiersten Todt speaks out on ‘Special Report’ Click to view full story

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June 1st, 2017

PITTSBURGH — The former executive director of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has a new position as resident scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, effective today. Kiersten Todt headed up the national cybersecurity commission, which helped carry out President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan. Its members — top strategic, business and technical thinkers from outside government — worked to strengthen…

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June 23rd, 2015

Faced with liability from cyber-attacks, companies must take proactive steps to ensure they are prepared to mitigate the impact of a cyber-attack. By Kim Peretti and Jason Wool, Alston & Bird LLP, and Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey, Liberty Group Ventures, LLC It is often said that a cyber-attack is a matter of “when,” not “if,” for companies ranging from Fortune 500 powerhouses to mom-and-pop establishments. While this statement provides a dose of dark reality, it offers no…

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