Cuomo names cyber security advisers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named former White House aides and security executives to an advisory board on protecting the state's infrastructure and information systems.

They include Richard Clarke, chairman of Good Harbor Consulting and ex-presidential adviser on cyber security and counter-terrorism, and Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services and former FBI supervisor.

Others are Will Pelgrin, president of Center Internet Security and ex-director of New York's Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination; Phil Reitinger, chief information security officer for Sony Corp,; and Howard Schmidt, former White House cyber security coordinator.

Cuomo deputies Elizabeth Glazer and Benjamin Lawsky chair the board.

Clarke says state governments have to protect their own extensive computer networks and need to be concerned about key private-sector networks essential to public safety and the economy.

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