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Phyllis Schneck: Tech Industry’s Trust Key to Nat’l Cyber Efforts

Phyllis Schneck
Phyllis Schneck

Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that she will prioritize work to build trust with the technology industry to move U.S. cybersecurity efforts forward, USA Today reported Thursday.

Erin Kelly writes that many companies have been wary of information exchanges with the government and feat potential backlash from customers due to privacy concerns.

“It’s very hard for companies to be optically aligned with the U.S. government,” Schneck said during the Cybersecurity Technology Summit, according to the report.

“But there has never been a more important time to build that trust.”

Schneck, who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, said the government should provide cyber defense information to the public sector in order to establish value of such a partnership.

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