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  • noun A czar (political official) responsible for cyber issues.

Etymologies

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cyber- +‎ czar

Examples

  • After far too long, President Obama finally appointed a "cyberczar" on Tuesday.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • Given the creation of a "cyberczar" separate and apart from any new Pentagon cybercommand, the White House appears to have settled on trying to differentiate oversight of defensive efforts to protect civilian information infrastructures, which would broadly encompass the concept of cybercrime, from U.S. military capacity to engage in offensive or defensive cyberwar (although additional infighting between the Pentagon and NSA is reportedly ongoing over controlling U.S. cyberwarfare capacities).

    Opinio Juris

  • "cyberczar" and reporting to both the National Security Council and the National Economic Council - that will coordinate a multi-billion-dollar effort to restrict access to government computers and protect systems that run the stock exchanges, clear global banking transactions and manage the air traffic control system.

    TODAYonline

  • "cyberczar" post permanently, tells the Wall Street Journal she's resigning for personal reasons.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • So why aren't you or your colleague Paul Kurtz, who served on Obama's transition team, the cyberczar?

    Security Guru Richard Clarke Talks Cyberwar

  • His still unnamed cyberczar will report to the National Security Council and the National Economic Council.

    Frida Berrigan: Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney

  • He's also said that he doesn't think he'd be good as cybersecurity cyberczar because it's an inherently unworkable job, one with responsibility but no authority.

    Making Light: Bruce Schneier on Rachel Maddow

  • President Obama is expected to announce later this morning he is creating a cyberczar to oversee the protection of the nation's computer infrastructure.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2009

  • All will be better, promised the Blackberry President, once his cyberczar, or "cybersecurity coordinator" is selected.

    Frida Berrigan: Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney

  • Admittedly, the administration's plan for cyberoffense -- you know, to hack into networks not our own -- did not get as much news buzz as the cyberczar, but don't be fooled: the military is already on the job, mounting an invasion of a whole new territory, cyberspace!

    Frida Berrigan: Cyberscares About Cyberwars Equal Cybermoney

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