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Digital Event #6: Operationalize Cybersecurity Collaboration with the Private Sector

May 20, 2020

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Unlike other traditional military domains, the cyber domain is almost entirely owned and operated by the private sector. This unique characteristic means that cyber defense is a shared responsibility. It depends significantly on both the efforts of the owners and operators of private networks and infrastructure and the supporting and enabling role that the government plays in building and communicating a better understanding of threats and countering malicious cyber activities. “Collective defense” in cyberspace requires that the public and private sectors work from a place of truly shared situational awareness and that each leverages its comparative advantage.

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s report seeks to build upon and move beyond information sharing and engagement to advance a truly joint effort between the public and private sector. “Operationalizing” this cybersecurity mission means greater integration with our most systemically important critical infrastructure and bringing to bear the full weight of U.S. government resources in their defense and security. It also requires deeper, integrated planning for combined action in mitigating and responding to malicious cyber campaigns.


  • Mark Montgomery: Executive Director (Moderator)

  • John Costello: Senior Director and Team Lead, Task Force Two

  • Robert Morgus: Director of Research and Analysis, Task Force Two