Meet the New Cybersecurity Boss
How long before Glenn Beck calls Howard A. Schmidt a czar? Also, who is this guy, anyway?
Mr. Schmidt is the chief executive officer of the Information Security Forum, a nonprofit computer security trade association based in London. He has served as chief information security officer at eBay and chief security officer at Microsoft. In the Bush administration, he was the vice chairman of the president’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and a special adviser for cyberspace security.
He also served in the Air Force and the Army in computer security roles and led a computer forensics team for the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the National Drug Intelligence Center.
With a background like that, Schmidt is clearly a dirty hippie out to steal your freedom.