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Department of Homeland Security NewsDec 07, 2021
Homeland Secretary and Top Cybersecurity Officials Meet with Silicon Valley Leaders to Stress Cybersecurity Priorities
SAN FRANCISCO - Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly, and DHS Under Secretary for Policy Rob Silvers met yesterday with industry leaders in technology, business, and cybersecurity to discuss how the federal government and the private sector can better and more proactively partner to tackle the most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

"Cybersecurity threats impact individuals, communities, and organizations of all sizes.  Increasing nationwide cybersecurity resilience is a top priority for DHS and the Biden-Harris Administration," said Secretary Mayorkas.? "We are taking proactive steps to elevate our operational cooperation with the private sector to new heights, prioritizing our shared goal of defending a secure digital future."

"Cybersecurity is a team sport and we each have a vital role to play," said National Cyber Director Chris Inglis.? "Collaborating with the private sector is instrumental in the Administration's holistic approach to tackling some of the Nation's challenging cybersecurity issues.? That is why I welcomed the opportunity to meet with government and industry leaders in Silicon Valley to build those relationships and identify areas and opportunities for collaboration.  I look forward to continued participation in this important effort."

Yesterday's meeting included substantive discussions aimed at improving cybersecurity-related public-private partnerships, including by strengthening operational collaboration and defining metrics of success.  The discussion, which was rooted in a comprehensive analysis of the evolving threat environment, focused on what government and industry can do together to build global cybersecurity resilience.

"CISA's Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) is uniquely positioned to be the front door to government for cybersecurity defense.  The JCDC bring

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