SAP NS2's Mark Testoni: Policymakers Should Facilitate Public-Private Collaboration Against Cyber Threats

SAP NS2's Mark Testoni: Policymakers Should Facilitate Public-Private Collaboration Against Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Mark Testoni

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, has said government regulators and lawmakers should work to advance collaboration between public and private sectors in order to protect data networks and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

Testoni wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on The Hill that a collaborative environment can be achieved through threat information sharing between government and industry and adoption of commercial technology platforms by agencies to counter emerging cyber threats.

He called on policymakers to reduce legal barriers that hamper communication and flow of information between the government and private sector.

“To do so, we must address the fundamental conflict points between industry and government, including acquisition approach and pace, privacy, intellectual property ownership and legal issues around disclosure,“ he added.

Testoni cited the need for cultural change in order to drive “personal responsibility“ and raise awareness about cyber hygiene as well as the need for “technology evolution“ to build up detection and defense approaches against cyber threats.

“We also must drive individual and institutional practices that are preventative in nature and push risk down substantially,“ he noted.

You may also be interested in...


CGI Granted FedRAMP Authorization for Momentum Enterprise Suite

CGI announced on Friday that its Momentum enterprise suite software as a service (SaaS) has been authorized for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), enabling the company to work within the cloud at federal agencies. JAB granted CGI the authorization after a six-month certification process.


Keysight to Deliver Kits for USAF’s Automatic Test Station

Keysight Technologies has secured a five-year, $39.8 million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with tools needed to support automatic testing. USAF will gain access to Keysight's test and measurement products for Versatile Diagnostic Automatic Test Station updates and production activities.

USS John C. Stennis

HII to Begin USS John C. Stennis Carrier Modernization Work

Huntington Ingalls Industries is set to commence a four-year project to modernize the USS John C. Stennis nuclear powered aircraft carrier at the company's shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. The CVN 74 supercarrier will be the seventh ship of the U.S. Navy's Nimitz class to undergo a midlife refueling and complex overhaul process, HII said Thursday.