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President Obama Names Members of Cybersecurity Commission


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).

Ajay Banga

President and CEO of MasterCard (2010 to present).

Steven Chabinsky

General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer CrowdStrike (2012 - present), a cybersecurity technology firm.

Patrick Gallagher

Chancellor and CEO of the University of Pittsburgh (2014 - present). Also: Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (2009 - 2014).

Peter Lee

Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research (2010 to present). Also: Director of the Transformational Convergence Technology Office (2009 - 2010).

Herbert Lin

Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security and Research Fellow at Stanford University.

Heather Murren

Investor and member of the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Joe Sullivan

Chief Security Officer at Uber, ride-sharing company (2015 - present). Also: Chief Security Officer at Facebook (2010 - 2015).

Maggie Wilderotter

Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications (2004 - 2015).

Matt Mills Matt Mills has been involved in various aspects of online media, both on the editorial side and on the technology side, for more than 16 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and is currently involved in multiple projects focused on innovation journalism.