Biden'S Three-Headed Cybersecurity Team – Axios

Biden's three-headed cybersecurity team – Axios

The Biden administration has three key leaders for the country to turn to during a major cyberattack — but until last year, two out of the three positions they hold didn't exist.
Why it matters: The industry execs, former officials and lobbyists who talk regularly with this trio are still trying to distinguish who does what.
The big picture: The Biden administration has earned praise from experts for stabilizing and strengthening an executive-branch cybersecurity operation that had grown wobbly in the Trump era.
Biden's "big three" are national cyber director Chris Inglis, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Jen Easterly and Anne Neuberger, deputy national security adviser for cyber at the White House's National Security Council.
Easterly broke down their respective turfs in an interview with Axios:
Catch up quick: Congress created the national cyber director's office last year and mandated that the role be an adviser to the president, other White House offices and federal agencies on both domestic and diplomatic issues.
Between the lines: Conversations with six former government officials and people who work on industry government affairs teams reveal varying interpretations of how the new office fits in with existing agencies.
Yes, but: Despite the confusion, most experts give high marks to Inglis, Neuberger and Easterly for accomplishing a lot while also juggling the politics of divvying up cyber turf.


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