Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced at a recent cybersecurity summit that DHS will establish a center to connect private and public sector entities in cyber defense efforts, CNBC reported Wednesday.
She noted that the National Risk Management Center will offer “crowd-sourced” methods for government and industry cyber professionals to respond to different threats in cyberspace.
DHS’ headquarters in Washington D.C. will house the new facility.
Nielsen added the department plans to launch a voluntary supply chain risk management program that will involve partnering cybersecurity representatives from company with agencies to track certain security vulnerabilities.
DHS also intends to form a new elections task force to support state secretaries in assessing security risks ahead of November midterm elections.