Working together is critical to managing cybersecurity risk successfully, but not everyone is on the same page when it comes to how to collaborate effectively, particularly when partnerships stretch across the divide between the public and private sector.
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, pretty much everyone sharing an opinion on the subject of security expressed support for sharing information and knowledge to counter cyber threats.
Scott Charney, Microsoft’s corporate VP of trustworthy computing, called for collaborative defenses based on a public health model. William Lynn III, Deputy Secretary of Defense, urged building stronger collective defenses with our allies and better information sharing.
Howard Schmidt, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Philip Reitinger, Deputy Under Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of NIST, all expressed support for collaboration and information sharing across the public and private sector to mitigate cyber security risk.