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ISMG Editors: Will Federal Budget Cuts Bite US Security?

Also: Advice for the Next White House Cyber Director; CISOs' Liability Concerns
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Grant Schneider and Tom Field

In the latest weekly update, Grant Schneider, the former U.S. federal CISO, joins three editors at Information Security Media Group to discuss important cybersecurity issues, including a 25% budget cut some lawmakers want for the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a Pentagon-backed proposal for greater public-private threat intelligence and information sharing.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director of productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor of DataBreachToday & Europe; Grant Schneider, senior director for cybersecurity services at Venable LLP; and Tom Field, senior vice president of editorial - discussed:

  • Liability concerns facing CISOs following SolarWinds and its CISO being accused of fraud;
  • What the next White House cyber director will need to succeed;
  • The proposed 25% cut to CISA's budget included in the fiscal year 2024 Homeland Security Appropriations bill and how that might affect the agency's mission.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Nov. 10 edition on the latest updates on AI tech and regulations and the Nov. 17 edition on the relentless cyberattacks on hospitals and their effect on patients.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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