MD Gov. O'Malley appoints CHHS Director Michael Greenberger to cybersecurity post
October 7th, 2011 by George Lettis
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger, professor at the UM Francis King Carey School of Law, has been appointed by the Honorable Governor Martin O’Malley to the newly-created Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence.
Greenberger is one of four commission members representing institutions of higher education located in the state. In all, the commission has 25 members who represent the Maryland legislative and executive branches, higher education, the private sector and various technology and cybersecurity boards or councils. The Governor may also invite various officials within federal agencies to serve on the commission.
The purpose of the commission is to provide guidance for making Maryland the epicenter of cybersecurity innovation and excellence. The commission will conduct comprehensive reviews of state and federal cyber security laws and point out any inconsistencies between them. The commission will also set policies, standards and best practices for ensuring the security of computer systems and networks used by educational institutions, state government and other organizations that work with health care records, personal identification information, public safety and public service and utilities. The commission will also set a strategy to ensure there is a coordinated and effective response to and recovery from cyber attacks.
A final report to the Governor and the General Assembly is due September 1, 2014.