Concern about potential threats to the nation"s computer networks -- data breaches, cyberwar and hackers -- continues to grow every year. Securing the national information infrastructure is a high priority, but how is the problem being tackled outside Washington, D.C.? To address these issues, the Baker Institute"s Technology, Society and Public Policy Program convened a discussion involving those who have worked on national cybersecurity policy and those in government, academia and industry who are charged with implementing it.

Contributing their thoughts were:

  • Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, co-chair of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and member of the U.S. House of Representatives" Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Edward Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T and author of "Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology and Cyber Security."
  • Anne Rogers, director of Information Safeguards for Waste Management, Inc.; former board member of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and past president of the Houston chapter; and contributing author to "Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms."
  • Dan Wallach, associate professor of computer science at Rice University and director of Rice"s Computer Security Lab.