Readout of Office of the National Cyber Director Meetings with Cybersecurity Researchers
This afternoon, the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) hosted cybersecurity researchers as part of an afternoon of programming to share key initiatives in the Biden-Harris Administration cybersecurity agenda.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis and Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana gave welcoming remarks and stressed the importance these individuals play in the broader cybersecurity ecosystem. Assistant National Cyber Director for Strategy and Research Harry Krejsa shared insights gleaned throughout the development of the forthcoming National Cybersecurity Strategy and discussed the critical importance of securing the foundational protocols that underlie our interconnected lives. Following a panel discussion about cybersecurity public policymaking, participants broke up into small groups to discuss individuals’ perspectives on topics ranging from combatting ransomware to strengthening open-source software security to implementing the Federal Zero Trust Architecture Strategy.
To ensure that their voices are reflected in Federal initiatives, officials agreed that they would continue to engage the broader cybersecurity research community in the development and implementation of cybersecurity policy. Private sector participants noted their openness to working with government entities to address the pernicious cybersecurity challenges facing the nation today.