Cybersecurity getting better, says former DHS cyber chief

Every Federal agency is working at keeping their networks safe. Agencies are making progress in staying ahead of the bad guys, but some power shifts are necessary to keep the positive momentum going. So says Greg Garcia, former Assistant Secretary of Cyber Security and Communications for the Department of Homeland Security. He told me today that overall agencies are headed in the right direction, but Congress’s oversight process and the leadership structure inside the agencies both need a shakeup to assure the progress being made continues. He also shared his thoughts on the debate over the administration’s cyber czar, and whether that person should be Senate-confirmed or not.