WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI released the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in reaction to President Biden’s nomination of Chris Inglis to be the National Cyber Director and his nominations of Jen Easterly for Director of Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency and Robert Silvers for Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, both key cybersecurity positions at the Department of Homeland Security:
“The complex and evolving cyber threat landscape painstakingly demonstrates the importance of a streamlined and strategic approach to cybersecurity. As adversaries become more sophisticated and well-resourced, it’s essential that the public and private sectors continue to forge productive relationships towards a more resilient digital infrastructure. Today’s appointments to key cybersecurity posts, including the first National Cyber Director for the U.S., are important steps to help prepare for and mitigate the impact of future cyberattacks. We commend the Biden Administration for advancing these critical roles, urge the U.S. Senate to move quickly on the nominations, and look forward to working with our U.S. government partners to address ongoing cyber challenges.”
In January, ITI outlined five recommendations to strengthen the role of the incoming National Cyber Director.