Adam Sedgewick – The Cybersecurity Executive OrderCITP Luncheon Series
Cybersecurity has become an area of major public policy debate. It is an issue of national and economic security that requires a new and dynamic approach to keep up with the challenge. Last month, President Obama signed an Executive Order designed to improve the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, directing the government to use its authorities and increase cooperation with the private sector to provide better protection for the systems that are critical to the country’s national and economic security.
Under that Executive Order, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will be working with industry to develop a Framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure. NIST’s Adam Sedgewick will discuss the Executive Order, the larger cybersecurity debate, and the role of technical standards in the public policy discussion on cybersecurity.
Adam Sedgewick serves as Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In this role, Adam represents NIST on the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force and advices NIST leadership on cybersecurity issues. Previously, Adam was Senior Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer Council, coordinating cross-agency initiatives and assisting in the implementation of OMB policy and directives.
Adam served as Professional Staff Member for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for nine years, handling cyber security and federal information technology policy. Adam was awarded the Fed 100 award in 2008 for his contributions to the federal information technology community.