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Statement: DHS Cybersecurity Summit

Background: On July 31, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a National Cybersecurity Summit convening stakeholders from government, industry, and academia for a series of expert panels and discussions on strengthening national cybersecurity. Four USTelecom members participated, including Anand Vadapalli, Chair of the Board and CEO of Alaska Communications Systems; Rusty Moore, Chair of the USTelecom Leadership Committee and General Manager of Big Bend Telephone; and John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications. USTelecom President & CEO Jonathan Spalter participated in a panel discussion on ICT industry perspectives. 

The following statement can be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom:

“Cybersecurity is a shared global responsibility that requires initiative, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial approach across the government, communications, IT, energy and financial sectors.  USTelecom, and the CEOs who represented our members, were pleased to contribute to today’s summit and will continue working across industries and with governments here and abroad to strengthen our cyber posture, advance supply chain protection, and bolster our infrastructure resilience.”

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