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Howard Schmidt, Cybersecurity Adviser to Two Presidents, Dies at 67

Howard A. Schmidt, a computer crime expert who advised two presidents and drafted cybersecurity safeguards that were approved by Congress in 2015, died on Thursday at his home in Muskego, Wis. He was 67.

The cause was brain cancer, his wife, Raemarie, said.

The legislation, which evolved from precautions he proposed several years earlier, enabled government and industry to share information about potential risks from attackers’ codes and techniques, shielded companies from liabilit

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