Raytheon’s Thomas Kennedy on Key Takeaways From National Cyber Strategy

Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has said there are five key takeaways from the White House’s updated National Cyber Strategy and one of those is the Trump administration’s position that cyber crime is a national security threat.

Kennedy wrote in a Fox Business opinion piece published Monday that through the strategy, the administration made clear that one of its key priorities is to address intellectual property theft.

The document also advances the role of collaboration between public and private sectors in protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats; the need to build up the country’s cyber workforce; and the need to work with partners to keep cyber space as an “open marketplace for ideas and innovations.”

“Private enterprises will have an important role to play in 2019 ensuring the new governmental activities are executed in a mutually beneficial partnership,” noted Kennedy, a 2019 Wash100 awardee.

“It will also be critical that organizations continue to demonstrate active leadership, by providing [chief information security officers] with a seat in the boardroom and investing in the tools and people needed to keep their networks safe,” he added.

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