October 2 – Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Cyber Jeanette Manfra emphasized the importance of collective cyber defense at the One Conference in The Hague. She said “Cyber security is more than a shared responsibility. We have to defend it collectively as allies.”
The One Conference is an international cyber security conference and this year’s theme was ‘Merging Worlds – securing the connected future.’ The conference featured plenary sessions where leading experts and inspiring speakers shared their knowledge on and experiences with a variety of topics related to the opportunities in and threats of cyber security. Assistant Secretary Manfra’s speech also comes during Cyber Security Awareness Month. She noted that countries are attempting to defend the indefensible. She encouraged participants to read the newly released U.S. National Cyber Strategy.
“The U.S. can’t do cyber security alone … We need deeper relationships than ever before. During the non-petya attack, we received great information from our Asian and European partners. Their willingness to share information was of tremendous help to U.S. companies.”
Manfra encouraged countries to think about the future of cyber security. “Cyber requires different thinking, we need to excite children and businesses about careers and opportunities.”