At a recent media roundtable on cybersecurity, SPAWAR representatives from the private, government and academic communities discussed the need for a “Cold War style” unity of purpose within the U.S. on cybersecurity. The roundtable was meant to discuss broader ideas about how to forge consensus and enhance cooperation while also making San Diego a “model city” for cybersecurity.
“SPAWAR is pushing the envelope on information sharing to support mission success. It’s important to routinely step back re-evaluate our vulnerabilities and ensure we understand the dynamic nature of the threat,” says Dan Green, a data chief systems engineer. “It was great to be included as part of a dialog with industry and local government. It strengthens SPAWARs role as a local representative of the federal government and reminds us that, as good cyber citizens, we have to remain personally diligent to maintain our collective safety and security.”
SPAWAR has joined the “Securing Our eCity” initiative, which “is a coalition of public and private stakeholders focused on combating cybercrime through educational programs, tools and technologies, and coordination with legislative and law enforcement agencies,” according to the website.
“Cybersecurity is a challenge we face both as citizens and Sailors,” Green says. “SPAWAR is playing a growing national role in this mission area and it’s important for us to work with our fellow citizens, state and local governments to improve our region’s safety and cyber readiness.”