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Morning Cybersecurity

September 30, 2014, Politico

Michael Chertoff is quoted regarding a symposium co-hosted by Covington & Burling and George Washington University's Cybersecurity Initiative titled "Cybersecurity for Government Contractors."

"Information sharing between the government and private sector shouldn’t just be about swapping threat signatures or intelligence, former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff said yesterday. Rather, it should include trading information about authorities, capabilities and responsibilities in the cyber domain, Chertoff said. 'A lot of people assume other people have capabilities they don’t,' he said. These unwarranted assumptions cloud the nation’s ability as a whole to respond to cyber incidents, he added. He also said U.S. response to the blurred boundaries between state and nonstate cyber actors prevalent abroad has hindered U.S. cyber response. 'They call that mirror imaging. We have really missed the transformation with asymmetric warfare, with our adversary that now looks at everything,' he said during an event hosted by George Washington University and Covington & Burling."

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