Obama forms US cyber security commission

A commission of private, public and academic experts has been formed in the US, following a cyber attack which saw sensitive data of 21 million government employees from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) stolen last year.

In January, President Obama pledged $19 billion to solve this issue, with the formation of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (CENC) being the first step.

CENC will be co-chaired by former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano and Tom Donilon, the President's former national security adviser.

In addition, other notable members include MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, Microsoft research vice president Peter Lee, Uber's current (and Facebook's former) chief security officer Joe Sullivan, frontier communications executive chairperson Maggie Wilderotter, and Annie Anton, chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.

The commission aims to not only fight attacks on US government computers, but also private sector hacks.

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