A selection of coverage of Tuesday's announcement of BRT's new report, "Mission Critical: A Public-Private Strategy for Effective Cybersecurity.”
Investor's Business Daily, "CEOs: Gov't, Business Must Team Up On Cybersecurity":
A trio of tech CEOs on Tuesday called for greater sharing of information between government and the private sector to address the growing threat of cyberattacks that could affect global business operations.
Ajay Banga, the CEO of MasterCard (MA), led a conference call with media in his role as Information & Technology Committee chairman of Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of companies with combined annual revenue of more than $6 trillion.
The group issued a report that outlined how cyberattacks threaten economic security and the steps needed to lessen the impact."We need a more modern, collaborative and flexible approach to protect information assets, built on strong public-private cooperation," Banga said.
As reported in our BRT news release, also presenting the report were Francisco D’Souza, President & CEO of Cognizant, and Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman & CEO of Qualcomm. ("Alarmed by Growing Cybersecurity Threats, America’s CEOs Say More Effective Response Must Be Urgent National Priority.") More ...
Also, thank you to the Technology CEO Council for supporting the BRT's cybersecurity principles. From the news release, "Technology Leadership Group Calls Cybersecurity Principles Critical to American Economic and National Security":
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private sector steps to strengthen our nation's digital infrastructure combined with new policies and government actions are important to America's national and economic security, the Technology CEO Council said today as it endorsed a series of cyber principles outlined by the Business Roundtable.
"Our nation's commerce, communications and defense are reliant upon a critical digital infrastructure that is largely built and run by the private sector," said Bruce Mehlman, Executive Director of the Technology CEO Council. "It's more important than ever that government and industry leaders work together to ensure its protection."
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