US Chamber of Commerce Unveils Cyber Group; Howard Schmidt Comments

cybersecurityThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new group that will aim to facilitate collaboration between the industry and government on cybersecurity practices and policies.

The Chamber said Tuesday the Cybersecurity Leadership Council will promote additional discussions between commercial enterprises and policymakers.

[W]e need to focus on mitigation of cyber risks through cross-sector information sharing efforts, public and private partnerships, and the improvement of cyber hygiene of businesses of all sizes,” said Howard Schmidt, chairman of the council and a partner at Ridge-Schmidt Cyber.

Members of the Cybersecurity Leadership Council include:

  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • American Gas Association
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • ASIS International
  • Blackberry
  • Boeing
  • CTIA-The Wireless Association
  • Duke Energy
  • Dynology
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Juniper Networks
  • National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • NCI Building Systems
  • Prescient Solutions
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • Southern Company
  • Splunk
  • US Telecom Association

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