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The Difference

The government continues to shed cyber security seniors, but one leg of the cyber security stool has no problem gathering up talent:

RSA, The Security Division of EMC today announced that Mischel Kwon will join RSA's Worldwide Professional Services unit as Vice President of Public Sector Security Solutions. Ms. Kwon is the outgoing Director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) at the Department of Homeland Security.

A hint as to why can be found when you compare what she is leaving...

Kwon, who is the fourth US-CERT director in five years, was frustrated by bureaucratic obstacles and a lack of authority to fulfill her mission,

...to what she is joining...

[Kwon] will also use her technical expertise to help develop the strategy and direction for RSA's products and security solutions.

(Responsibility + Authority + Resources) * Clear Mission = Good place to be with high probability of mission accomplishment. Take one factor out of the equation and the result is obvious. Improving cyber security on a national level at this rate? No chance. That's a shame because neither the pervasiveness of technology nor the threats are slowing down.

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