Former White House Cyber Czar Says Private Sector Must Lead Government in Security Needs

From: RIA Novisti (Russia)

WASHINGTON, October 29 (RIA Novosti) – After the establishment of the a sophisticated state-sponsored Chinese cyberespionage unit by a consortium of private companies, the government must watch the private sector and global companies to meet cybersecurity needs, a former White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt has told RIA Novosti.

“Number one, the government moves at government speed, the private sector operates at internet speed,” Schmidt said Tuesday during the Government Cybersecurity Forum, regarding the role of private companies in providing security against cyberespionage.

“The private sector says, we don’t have time for this, we’ve got to be successful… so as a consequence we can’t wait, we’re going to pour our resources together to make it work better and tell the government, “This is what we need from you”,” Schmidt added.

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