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Former Obama Cybersecurity Czar: More Walk, Less Talk Needed

Howard Schmidt says the U.S. government needs to start implementing its blueprints for secure identities and its international strategy for cybersecurity. Also warns about "cascading" effect of targeted malware.

GARTNER SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT SUMMIT -- National Harbor, Md. -- The White House's first cybersecurity coordinator said it's time for the federal government to begin implementing its blueprints for secure identities and its international strategy for cybersecurity, efforts that he spearheaded during his term.

"We need to start executing" our strategies, the recently retired Howard Schmidt said Tuesday in an interview after his keynote address at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit. "We can't be going back and creating yet another strategy."

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