Innovation & CyberSecurity are Intertwined, says White House Cyber Czar Rob Joyce

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Speaking at Georgetown University’s International Conference on Cyber Engagement, White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce – who will be speaking at MassTLC’s Securing the Connected Commonwealth – CyberMA Launch event on May 22nd  – told the Georgetown crowd that the Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order is “close and nearby,” according to multiple news reports. (See Washington Post published draft version entitled Strengthening U.S. Cyber Security and Capabilities).  

Washington Technology quotes Joyce as saying that “’I think the important focus on this is we want to make sure the cybersecurity EO emerges… in sequence with other things that the administration is rolling out so that we don’t distract from other important messages that are out there.’”

They go on to report that “[t]he primary focus on the executive order will be on protecting federal IT infrastructure, including modernizing systems. The National Security Council will work with the Office of American Innovation, led by Jared Kushner, to ensure that cyber is incorporated into modernization efforts.”

Innovation and security are hallmarks of the Massachusetts technology community. As industries transform and we move towards an integrated digital-physical world, data becomes increasingly valuable – and vulnerable.

We invite you to learn more at the launch of The MA Security Initiative and CyberMA on Monday, May 22, 2017 featuring:

  • Rob Joyce, Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator;
  • Rodney Petersen, Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Phil Bond, Executive Director, CyberUSA

Details and event registration.