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Obama hires Microsoft and Uber experts to lead cybersecurity commission

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 14, 2016 | 1 min read

Barack Obama has raided the upper echelons of the US technology and academic sectors to flesh out a newly formed cybersecurity commission which boasts Uber, Mastercard and Microsoft stalwarts.

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will be headed by General Keith Alexander, former head of the NSA, alongside nine other members including Joe Sullivan, chief security officer at Uber (formerly of Facebook); Ajay Banga, president and CEO of MasterCard and Peter Lee, CVP of Microsoft Research.

Operating in an advisory capacity only, the group will make recommendations on cybersecurity, public safety, privacy and partnerships between various arms of government, to be delivered in a final report addressed to the president on 1 December.

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