The 21st century global landscape is punctuated by a heavy reliance on information technology that fuels national security, national prosperity, education systems and societal fabrics. In this interview, Retired American Air Force Brigadier General Greg Touhill, the United States Government’s first Chief Information Security Officer, will discuss the current cybersecurity landscape, cyber threats and vulnerabilities, and common cybersecurity mistakes businesses and governments continue to make. He will recommend solutions that are more effective, efficient, and secure.
Brigadier General (Retired) Greg Touhill was selected by President Barack Obama as the US Government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security; and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. Previously he was Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems at US Transportation Command. Brigadier General Touhill is also the co-author of Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide (Wiley, 2014).