The Michael Jacobs file
- By George I. Seffers
- Oct 01, 2001
Responsibility: To implement an information assurance strategy to protect the defense information infrastructure and, as appropriate, the national information infrastructure.
Strategy's five cornerstones: Cybersecurity awareness; strong cryptography; good security-enabled commercial information technology; an enabling global security management infrastructure; and a defensive information operations capability equipped with an attack-sensing and -warning capability and coordinated response mechanisms.
Hobbies: Fishing, but he says catching fish is not the point; gardening, especially flowers, because he says Maryland has too many insects and microbes for vegetables and he prefers not to use chemicals.
Family: Three adult sons, one daughter in college, a son in high school, and a granddaughter whose face adorns his coffee mug.