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Adm. Michael Rogers: Govt-Industry Partnership Needed to Ensure Citizen Privacy, Safety

Adm. Michael Rogers
Adm. Michael Rogers

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has called on the government and technology sectors to collaborate on how to address consumer privacy and national security concerns, eWeek reported Tuesday.

“It’s time for us to all stop talking past each other,” Rogers told his audience during a keynote speech Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.

“The nation counts on us to protect its security and safety, and we have to do it in a way that protects the privacy and rights of our citizens,” he added, according to the report by Sean Michael Kerner.

Rogers, a 2016 Wash100 recipient, also noted at the forum that a disconnect remains between public and private organizations on cybersecurity, Greg Otto of Fedscoop reports.

The report said Rogers is concerned about potential cyber attacks on critical infrastructure following a breach of control systems at a Ukraine power plant in December and attacks that are meant to cripple financial systems through data manipulation.

“That isn’t the last we are going to see of this… That worries me,” he told his audience.

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