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