Governor Brown Announces Appointments - Imperial Valley News

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Ellen Tauscher, 64, of San Francisco, has been appointed chair of the Governor's Military Council, where she has served as chair since 2013. Tauscher served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2012 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tauscher is a Democrat.

Hearing Highlights New Changes for Cybersecurity in California

State Officials Heard Testimony from Agency Representatives to Establish Implementation and Accountability Standards for Recently Enacted State and Federal Cybersecurity Policies

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection and the Assembly Select Committee on Cybersecurity held a Joint-Oversight Hearing today to review recent developments in cybersecurity and the State’s strategy to address the issue. In a year filled with high-profile security breaches in both the private and public sector, there was also significant legislation and Executive Orders at both the State and Federal level. The hearing considered the impact of these new policies on California state government and what steps can be taken to improve the State’s security posture.

“We want to identify issues with the State’s governance structure for cybersecurity, including risk assessment and management, incident response planning, and budgeting,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Chair of the Select Committee on Cybersecurity.