Sixteen people sworn in to HSAC
One of the sixteen – a computer hacker.
Moss’ background as a computer hacker (aka “Dark Tangent”) and role as a luminary among young hackers who flock to Defcon in Las Vegas every summer might seem to make him an odd choice to swear allegiance to the government. (Although before running his computer conferences, Moss also worked in the information system security division at Ernst & Young.)
I’d like to hear some of the banter as he rubs elbows with the likes of former CIA (Bill Webster) and FBI directors (Louis Freeh), Los Angeles County sheriff, Miami mayor, New York police commissioner, governors of Maryland and Georgia, former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, and the president of the Navajo Nation.
Here’s what Moss had to say on the appointment and what he would advocate for.
“I know there is a newfound emphasis on cybersecurity and they’re looking to diversify the members and to have alternative viewpoints,” he said. “I think they needed a skeptical outsider’s view because that has been missing.”
Asked if there was anything in particular he would advocate, Moss said: “There will be more cyber announcements in coming weeks and once that happens my role will become more clear. This meeting was focused on Southwest border protection… With things like Fastpass and Safe Flight, everything they are doing has some kind of technology component.”
Posted on June 6, 2009, in attacks, Cybersecurity, Federal Government, Network Administration, Security, Technology and tagged Black Hat, Defcon, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Janet Napolitano, Jeff Moss, New York, Security, United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Sixteen people sworn in to HSAC.