Christopher Krebs: Trump Administration Seeks Public-Private Collaboration for National Risk Mgmt Initiative

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s national protection and programs directorate, has said the Trump administration plans to launch an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships to address cyber threats and secure critical infrastructure, Nextgov reported Friday.

He told audience at a Washington Post-hosted cyber forum Friday the planned national risk management initiative seeks to involve DHS and the departments of Energy and Treasury as well as companies and sector-specific agencies that deal with cybersecurity.

The idea comes as the government works to avoid cyber attacks on the 2018 midterm elections.

FCW reported that Krebs said he believes a lack of cooperation between industry and governments at the federal and state levels prompted the administration to establish a new risk management program.

“[We are] pushing a collective security model where we work together to manage risk,” he said.

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