Preparing for the Worst in Cybersecurity without uGov

One of the challenges with cyber-security is that the discussion is often about worst-case scenarios.

Federal News Radio has been telling you about uGov, the e-mail platform that is part of the intelligence community’s collaboration suite. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently decided that they were going to shut down the uGov e-mail platform citing security reasons. It has raised many concerns.

Chris Bronk is a research fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and an adjunct instructor of computer science at Rice. He previously served as a Foreign Service officer and was assigned to the State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy. He has a column in World Politics Review headlined “Ending uGov a Step Back for U.S. Intel Community.” We spoke to him about how one puts cybersecurity in context.

For more information:

DorobekInsider: One part of the intel collaboration suite gets nixed, sparking protests – and concern

DorobekInsider: ODNI response to its decision to shut down Intellipedia’s uGov Web based e-mail system

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