The Department of Homeland Security plans to open a cybersecurity office in Silicon Valley as part of its push to tap into the region’s technology talent pool and build up DHS’Â cyber programs, CNETÂ reportedÂ Tuesday.
MaxÂ TavesÂ writesÂ thatÂ DHSÂ SecretaryÂ JehÂ JohnsonÂ made the announcement at this week’s RSA Conference as the department increases its focus on cybersecurity amid recent incidents of hacking and data breaches.
“We want to convince the talented workforce to come to Washington,” Johnson said at the event, according to the report.
“The government doesn’t have all the answers nor do we have all the talent.”
Rachel King also reports onÂ ZDNet that Johnson called on this partnership between government and the private sector as cybersecurity becomes a “mission of equal importance” to DHS as counterterrorism and national security.
JohnsonÂ indicated that another part of its IT securityÂ efforts is the realignment of theÂ National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s reporting structure for cyber threat indicators, the report said.