Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that she will prioritizeÂ work to buildÂ trust with the technology industry to move U.S. cybersecurity efforts forward, USA Today reported Thursday.
Erin Kelly writes thatÂ many companies have been waryÂ ofÂ information exchanges with the government and featÂ potential backlash from customers due to privacy concerns.
“It’s very hard for companies to be optically aligned with the U.S. government,” Schneck said during the Cybersecurity Technology Summit, according to the report.
“But there has never been a more important time to build that trust.”
Schneck,Â who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, said the government should provide cyber defense information to the public sector in order to establish value of such a partnership.