Michael Chertoff, who was Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush, provides his outlook for the cybersecurity industry in the Nov. 18 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Chertoff, the chairman and cofounder of the Chertoff Group in Washington, a global risk adviser, is one of the featured speakers at Bloomberg LP’s inaugural “The Year Ahead: 2014” conference on Nov. 20-21 in Chicago.
The U.S. is planning for a possible wave of computer attacks against companies by hackers connected to Syria or Iran in retaliation for any military strike against the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to a person familiar with the planning.
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Defense Secretary William Perry urged Senate leaders to pass legislation to protect hospitals, power plants and other critical sites from cyber attacks.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s chairman, David Samson, hired Covington & Burling LLP senior counsel Michael Chertoff to represent him in the probe of the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, the law firm said in an e-mail.
The judge overseeing Hostess Brands Inc., while declining to approve the company’s liquidation, asked management and the bakers’ union to enter mediation today to resolve the strike that the maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said forced it to shut. Hostess is being advised by Jones Day.