General Paul Nakasone emphasizes need for deeper cross-sectoral collaboration against cyber threats
Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command and five-time Wash100 award recipient, said the US government should further strengthen partnerships with businesses and universities in the face of evolving cyber threats and strategic challenges facing the country is facing, Nextgov reported Wednesday.
Nakasone, who is also director of the National Security Agency, said the NSA is advancing its efforts to counter cyberthreats by working with more than 100 defense industry base companies and their security providers through the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center and has contracts with more than 1,800 companies and academic institutions.
“The technology, services and products delivered through these partnerships underpin all of our operations and provide strong security to our country,” added Nakasone. He also mentioned the NSA’s partnership with the National Cryptologic Foundation.
“The NCF will create opportunities for the public and private sectors to engage on cybersecurity and national security issues,” Nakasone said. “It’s a force multiplier for us, and in particular for our ability to improve cybersecurity education across the country. “
Nakasone also discussed the impact of China and other nation states on U.S. national security through disinformation and disruptive operations.