New US security head advocates partnership at Black Hat

The head of the newly formed National Cyber Security Center, Rod Eckstrom, was one of Black Hat's keynote speakers this year, even though he's not actually a cyber security expert. Eckstrom is the co-author of a book entitled The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations, and was presumably tapped to lead the NCSC based on his book's insights into the function of centralized organizations vs. decentralized organizations. Organizational principles might not seem to have very much to do with cyber security, but the two issues align more readily than may be immediately apparent.

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