Adm. Michael Rogers,Â head of the National Security AgencyÂ and U.S. Cyber Command, has called onÂ the government and technology sectorsÂ to collaborate on how to address consumer privacy and national securityÂ concerns, eWeek reported Tuesday.
“It’s time for us to all stop talking past each other,” Rogers told his audience during a keynote speech Tuesday at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
“The nation counts on us to protect its security and safety, and we have to do it in a way that protects the privacy and rights of our citizens,” he added,Â according to the report by Sean Michael Kerner.
The report said Rogers is concerned about potential cyber attacksÂ on critical infrastructureÂ following a breach of control systems at a Ukraine power plant in December and attacks that are meant toÂ cripple financial systems through data manipulation.
“That isn’t the last we are going to see of this… That worries me,” he told his audience.