April 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – USTelecom | The Broadband Association, a leading association of connectivity providers and technology innovators, today released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced the nomination of key cyber and homeland security officials: Chris Inglis as national cyber director, Jen Easterly to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Robert Silvers as undersecretary for policy at DHS.
USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter said:
“President Biden has selected battle-tested policy professionals who know all too well the range of cyber and homeland security threats to our physical and digital infrastructure from countries far from friendly to our national interest. With their connection to the intelligence community and deep understanding of America’s global cyber posture, these appointments are a clear signal from the Biden administration that the U.S. government – at the very highest level – plans to reinvigorate global cyber engagement, collaborate with like-minded allies and work with industry partners to combat 21st century national security threats.
“USTelecom is already at the table on this important cross sector work through our Council to Secure the Digital Economy, and our other leadership efforts across government and industry to forge sustainable public-private partnership solutions. Broadband innovators look forward to sharing our vision and expanding our partnership with the Biden administration to advance the security, resiliency and interdependence of the technologies that comprise our broadband networks.”
USTelecom is the national trade association representing technology providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.
ABOUT THE COUNCIL TO SECURE THE DIGITAL ECONOMY (CSDE)
CSDE brings together leading global enterprises from across the information technology, communications, and cybersecurity sectors. Its founding partners include Akamai, AT&T, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lumen, NTT, Oracle, Samsung, SAP, Telefónica and Verizon. The CSDE’s Secretariat includes USTelecom and CTA. For more information visit: www.securingdigitaleconomy.org.