Jane Holl Lute, who shepherded President Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity before stepping down from the DHS earlier in the year, will serve as the president and CEO of the organization, according to the Hill.
"The council's main focus is to accelerate the widespread availability and adoption of effective measures in cybersecurity and practice in technology, with respect to workforce and policy to achieve and sustain security in cyberspace," Lute said during a speech at a SANS Institute event this week.
To further that end, the council will work with the SANS Institute to develop its 20 critical security controls (CSCs), which is a comprehensive set of best practices and processes. Operational silos within the IT security organization and between IT and other business departments are still the greatest impediment to implementing repeatable processes based on the controls, SANS recently found in a survey. And only 10% of respondents said they felt they've done a complete job of implementing all of the controls that apply to their organizations.