Welcome to Cybersecurity 202! Please vote which is cooler: the digital rain simulator “Matrix” or the filter “Take on Me”.
Bottom: Suspected Optus hacker retracts blackmail demands and Meta dismantles a China-based network targeting American users. But first:
The White House brought in a big cyber name. Here’s what she wants to do.
Camille Stewart Gloster is one of the latest, major additions to one of the newest parts of the federal government, officially known as the Office of the National Cyber Director, but sometimes referred to as the White House’s “cyber czar.” Two directorates fall under its umbrella: one for technology and one for manpower.
If that sounds like two pretty different topics to you, she sees it differently.
“Technology is run by people, created by people, misused by people and used by people” Stewart Gloster told me in her first interview since being named deputy national cyber director for technology and ecosystem in July. “And…