Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer, David J. Glawe, provided the keynote address at the Hawaii Corporate Security Symposium (CSS) on Nov., 14, 2019. The Hawaii CSS was hosted by I&A in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Domestic Security Alliance Council and Cyber Hawaii. Under Secretary Glawe discussed I&A’s mission and ongoing efforts to provide actionable and timely intelligence to its customers. The event drew over 200 federal, state, local, and private sector partners. Topics discussed included cyber threats, threats to critical infrastructure, safety and security in the Indo-Pacific Region, cyber mitigation and response, insider threat, business email compromise – ransomware, and security consideration for soft targets.
“The DHS Intelligence Enterprise prioritizes our partnerships with the public and private sector to secure the Nation from both cyber and physical threats,” said Under Secretary Glawe during the CSS. “Through the building of relationships and proactively sharing information, we can ensure the Department’s resources and expertise most effectively safeguard the American people.”
Following the CSS, Under Secretary Glawe met with Hawaii Governor David Ige to discuss threat priorities for the state of Hawaii and the importance of information sharing partnerships to defend against emerging threats.
Besides meeting with Governor Ige, Under Secretary Glawe met with energy sector executives, and representatives from the Honolulu Police Department and United States Coast Guard District 14 to discuss threat priorities and opportunities to enhance information sharing with DHS.
Discussions held throughout the duration of the trip stressed the important role public and private sector partners have in securing the homeland, and I&A looks forward to furthering the conversation at the next CSS in 2020.
Under Secretary David J. Glawe with the United States Coast Guard and I&A Chief of Staff, Matthew Hanna (far left).