DIT CEO David Javaheri with Rob Joyce
Special Assistant to the President and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce visited the Foley Hoag offices in Boston on 5/22/17. Joyce was in Massachusetts to speak about the President's May 11 Executive Order on Cybersecurity and how IT and security companies can collaborate.
Federal Government Focusing on Cybersecurity
The meeting focused on a number of new initiatives including:
1. CyberMA: Part of CyberUSA, CyberMA is a new threat sharing platform that allows security companies to securely share information about new threats with each other in order to collaborate (like the cyber-criminals do)
2. Education: There was also a lot of focus on introducing cybersecurity as a career choice at all educational levels.
3. Executive Order: Joyce explained the three primary points of the May 11 executive order -- (1) securing the federal government, (2) securing corporate systems that are vital to our infrastructure, and (3) securing the global internet. He also hinted that the President's new office of innovation could potentially offer more resources for security in the future.