Today, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reflected on the state of cybersecurity at DHS and the implications of the new Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) on Cyber Incident Coordination at the International Conference on Cybersecurity in New York. The PPD was announced by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, at the same conference earlier in the week.
As Secretary of Homeland Security, I am often asked “who’s responsible within the federal government for cybersecurity? Who in the government do I contact in the event of a cyber incident?”
In the 21st century, technology is ingrained into the fabric and function of our society. But the larger the role technology plays in our lives, the more opportunities unscrupulous individuals, criminal organizations and those acting in bad faith have to commit cyber-related crimes.
This is the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Information Technology Sector-Specific Plan for 2015. This plan builds upon and updates the 2010 Information Technology Sector-Specific Plan.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a three-day trip to Israel, where he delivered remarks at the 6th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference and met with Israeli counterparts to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues, including cybersecurity, law enforcement cooperation, and counterterrorism cooperation.
On June 18-22, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas will travel to Israel to address cybersecurity cooperation and other critical matters of importance to our two countries.
Today, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Ministry of Public Security Guo Shengkun co-chaired the second U.S.-China Cybercrime and Related Issues High Level Joint Dialogue with representatives of the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. The dialogue aims to implement the consensus reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama in September 2015 during President Xi’s visit to the United States, and to enhance pragmatic bilateral cooperation with regard to cybercrime, network protection and other related issues.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with German Federal Minister of Interior Thomas de Maizière to discuss a range of security issues, including border security, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism.
Secretary Jeh Johnson enjoyed lunch in the mess at @westpoint_usma, where he dined with current cadets and learned more about their training as the next generation of our nation’s leaders. Secretary Johnson was on campus to deliver remarks at the Second Annual Joint Service Academy Cyber Security Summit.