The White House has announced members of a commission to strengthen U.S. cyber defenses.

The commission, due to make long-term recommendations by early December on tightening cybersecurity in the private sector and government, is part of Barack Obama's $19-billion proposal to boost defenses against hackers.

The panel will be co-chaired by Tom Donilon, former national security adviser, and Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM. The panel also includes:

  • Retired General Keith Alexander, former director of the National Security Agency, now CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity
  • Steven Chabinsky, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer of CrowdStrike and Cybersecurity Columnist at Security magazine
  • Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard
  • Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research
  • Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer of Uber, former Chief Security Officer of Facebook
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications
  • Annie Antón, chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech
  • Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, former Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security at the Stanford Center for International Security and fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Heather Murren, former member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and co-founder of the Nevada Cancer Institute