August 25, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in reaction to President Biden’s meeting with industry leaders on U.S. cybersecurity:

“We’re encouraged by President Biden and his administration’s engagement with industry leaders to develop solutions to improve the United States’ cybersecurity. Support from the top – in both the government and private sector – is fundamental to strengthening any entities’ cybersecurity posture. A strong partnership between the Biden Administration and the world’s leading innovators is key to both keeping U.S. networks secure and resilient, and to expanding the cybersecurity workforce. As cyber attacks become increasingly severe and complex, this collaboration is essential to successfully advance policies that bolster cybersecurity while encouraging the innovation that is fundamental to U.S. economic competitiveness, maintaining the benefits technology provides, and reflecting the interconnected and interoperable nature of today’s global digital environment. We look forward to working with our partners across government, industry, and academia.

Ahead of today’s meeting, Oxman issued a blog about the importance of public-private cooperation when it comes to addressing this evolving threat and improving the United States’ cybersecurity. In July, ITI published Principles for Security Incident Reporting in the U.S., first-of-their-kind recommendations designed to help inform U.S. policymakers as they seek to develop a security incident notification regime.

Public Policy Tags: Cybersecurity