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Ex-White House Aides, Security Executives Named To N.Y. State Cyber-Security Board

Board Focuses On Protecting State Infrastructure, Information Systems
New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named former White House aides and security executives for an advisory board focused on protecting state infrastructure and information systems.

The members named to the panel include Richard Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Consulting and ex-presidential adviser on cyber security and counter-terrorism, and Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services and former FBI supervisor.

Others include Will Pelgrin, president of Center Internet Security and ex-director of New York’s Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination; Phil Reitinger, chief information security officer for Sony Corp,; and Howard Schmidt, former White House cyber security coordinator.

Cuomo deputies Elizabeth Glazer and Benjamin Lawsky chair the board.

Clarke said state governments have to protect their own extensive computer networks and need to be concerned about key private-sector networks essential to public safety and the economy.

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