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.