Lynn Speaks With Industry Leaders on Cybersecurity

SAN FRANCISCO — Deputy Defense Sec­re­tary William J. Lynn III is meet­ing with indus­try lead­ers here to dis­cuss best prac­tices in cyberde­fense.
Lynn will deliv­er the keynote speech, “Defend­ing a New Domain: the Pentagon’s Cyber Strat­e­gy,” today at the RSA Con­fer­ence for infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty professionals. 

Pen­ta­gon spokesman Bryan Whit­man said Lynn will describe defense impli­ca­tions of cyber threats and the Defense Department’s strat­e­gy to counter them. He also will call on indus­try to devel­op new tech­nolo­gies to help in safe­guard­ing the nation’s cyber domain, and will encour­age greater gov­ern­ment and indus­try part­ner­ship, Whit­man added. 

In addi­tion, Lynn will meet with Intel and Google exec­u­tives to fos­ter those part­ner­ships and expand DOD’s under­stand­ing of industry’s per­spec­tive on key issues, Whit­man said. 

Defense lead­ers have con­sis­tent­ly stressed the impor­tance of pri­vate indus­try to nation­al cyberde­fense, not­ing that unlike the sea, air, land and space domains, the cyber domain large­ly is owned and oper­at­ed by pri­vate industry. 

Lynn also has con­ferred with oth­er nations’ offi­cials, most recent­ly trav­el­ing to Brus­sels, Bel­gium, in Jan­u­ary to meet with NATO and Euro­pean offi­cials to dis­cuss strength­en­ing cybersecurity. 

NATO declared its inten­tion dur­ing the alliance’s Novem­ber sum­mit in Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal, to devel­op and imple­ment a cyber pol­i­cy and imple­men­ta­tion plan with real capa­bil­i­ties. “Defend­ing and pro­tect­ing the cyber domain is an increas­ing­ly vital area of nation­al secu­ri­ty,” Whit­man said. 

U.S. Depart­ment of Defense
Office of the Assis­tant Sec­re­tary of Defense (Pub­lic Affairs) 

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