Home > Cybersecurity News > CEOs Call for Increased Public-Private Cyber Collaboration

CEOs Call for Increased Public-Private Cyber Collaboration

Monday, January 14, 2013 | 8:06 AM Leave a comment Go to comments

The key to effective cybersecurity is information sharing, according to a new report from a coalition of some of America’s top CEOs.

The report, which provides nearly 30 pages of strategy on “more intelligent, more effective cybersecurity protection,” was published Wednesday by the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, including Boeing, Dow, MasterCard and P&G.

Asserting that a deeper level of public-private sector collaboration is needed to defend against emerging cyber threats, the BRT report offers up a cross-sector approach for increased information sharing and threat-informed risk management. 

“To keep pace with evolving cybersecurity threats, the public and private sectors must leverage and retool current legal and policy constructs,” the roundtable stated in the report.

Renewing their support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which passed the House in April 2012, the BRT said the bill is “a positive first step toward establishing the real-time information sharing that is required for the public and private sectors to address cybersecurity risks.”

But until CISPA is revisited on the Hill, the roundtable’s report intends to provide Congress and the Obama administration with recommendations for policy on enhanced information sharing, including: strong liability protections for private companies that share information with the government, exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act for the release of information, and guidance on antitrust regulations.

The report additionally calls for new law enforcement capabilities to seek out and prosecute cyber criminals and increased investments in research and development to improve cybersecurity capabilities as threats evolve.

“Safeguarding America’s strategic information systems, most of which are privately owned and operated, is a top priority for U.S. business,” Ajay Banga, president and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide and chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee, said in a statement regarding the report. “But, to counter growing threats, we need intelligence and tools from government that only government can provide.”

“The robust, two-way exchange of information, supported by appropriate legal and privacy protections, will improve public-private risk management, and ultimately, improve the security of the nation’s cyber assets,” Banga added.


Following are some additional cyber headlines you may have missed:


DARPA hardens cloud computing against cyber attack (AOL)

Defense Dept law aims to preempt software supply chain attacks (NextGov)

Cybersecurity issues remain unresolved at Commerce agencies, say auditors (FierceGovernmentIT)


KCG wins GSA cyber services contract (ExecutiveBiz)

Northrop Grumman names cybersecurity executive (Virginia Business)

Global cybersecurity market in 2013 will reach $68.34B (Press Release)

Rand Corp says Navy must hasten cyber defense acquisitions (FierceGovernmentIT)


UK must focus on defense cybersecurity, lawmakers say (Bloomberg)

EU cybersecurity agency lists top emerging technology threats (Business Insurance)


Hacker, activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide (ZDNet)

Brazil hacker exposes corrupt politicians’ addresses (BBC)

Algerian ‘bank hacker’ wanted by FBI held in Thailand (BBC)

Hacker finds way to run desktop applications on Windows RT (ITWorld)

Japanese hacker continues to taunt police with clue strapped to cat (Wired)

Romanian hacker gets 21-month sentence for breaching Subway’s system (Wired)


88% of businesses think they’re safe from cyber attack (Infosecurity Magazine)

Businesses overconfident about cyber security, says Deloitte (ComputerWeekly)


This report is also available on ClearanceJobs.com at: http://www.clearancejobs.com/defense-news/1060/cybersecurity-news-round-up-ceos-call-for-increased-public-private-cyber-collaboration

  1. Monday, February 11, 2013 | 2:23 AM at 2:23 AM

    Can I just say what a relief to seek out somebody who actually is aware of what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know easy methods to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant imagine youre no more standard because you positively have the gift.

  2. Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 7:01 AM at 7:01 AM

    Good day! I simply want to give you a big thumbs up for your excellent information you have got here
    on this post. I am returning to your site for more soon.

  3. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 9:04 AM at 9:04 AM

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you so much, However
    I am encountering issues with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I
    am unable to join it. Is there anybody else having identical RSS issues?
    Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly
    respond? Thanks!!

  4. Friday, December 12, 2014 | 4:46 AM at 4:46 AM

    Remarkable! Its actually awesome paragraph, I have got much clear idea concerning from this article.

  5. Saturday, December 13, 2014 | 2:14 AM at 2:14 AM

    If you wish for to grow your familiarity simply keep visiting
    this web page and be updated with the newest news update
    posted here.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: