White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel believes that cyber defenses at many government agencies still have room for improvement amid an increase in awareness of potential threats, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday.
Dibya Sarkar writes that Daniel told his audience at this week’s Aspen Forum there is a lack of incentives for stronger cybersecurity and a need to shift focus from technology to the users themselves.
“So there needs to be a lot more thought about how humans actually interact with the technology,” Daniel said.
He told the forum the current administration has given greater attention to cyber issues, an approach he said should drive agency and corporate leadership to view cybersecurity as part of risk management.
“[It’s] a risk that you have to manage and I think that we need to have much more of that kind of mindset behind it,” he said, according to the report.