Leaders from tech companies and institutions to lead commission
President Barack Obama announced yesterday the list of appointees who will make up the new Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
The announcement of the commission occurred back in February, but it wasn't until this week that President Obama named the official members of the commission.
President Obama in the official announcement: "I have charged the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity with the critically-important task of identifying the steps that our nation must take to ensure our cybersecurity in an increasingly digital world. These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to this important role, and I look forward to receiving the Commission's recommendations."
Here's a look at the members of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity:
General Keith Alexander
Retired four-star general of the United States Army. Also: Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) (2005 - 2013).
Annie I. Antón
The Chair of Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing within its College of Computing (2012 - present).
President and CEO of MasterCard (2010 to present).
General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer CrowdStrike (2012 - present), a cybersecurity technology firm.
Chancellor and CEO of the University of Pittsburgh (2014 - present). Also: Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (2009 - 2014).
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research (2010 to present). Also: Director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office (2009 - 2010).
Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security and Research Fellow at Stanford University.
Investor and member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Chief Security Officer at Uber, ride-sharing company (2015 - present). Also: Chief Security Officer at Facebook (2010 - 2015).
Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications (2004 - 2015).