The nation's critical infrastructure is increasingly dependent on the Internet, while cybersecurity attacks are on the rise. Cybersecurity and National Security are now on the same footing, and require the same kinds of strategic vision. Enacting this vision will benefit all Americans, resulting in economic growth, increased security and privacy, and establishing global cybersecurity leadership in the United States.
To promote these goals, a National Cyber Moonshot report was created for the White House that called for a "whole of nation approach" for a safer, more resilient internet to deliver government and critical infrastructure services. This initiative echoes the bold, strategic original Moonshot challenge given to American scientists by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to land humans on the moon. This time, the goal is a safer, more resilient use of the Internet to deliver government and critical infrastructure services securely.
The report has proposed a focus on six strategic pillars for a safe and secure internet to bring economic growth, national security, enhanced privacy, technology advances and global leadership benefits.
The Cyber Moonshot initiative has both short and long-term milestones that started in 2018 and will continue to drive the progress of this key initiative.
EDUCATION WORKSHOP CO-HOST Bobbie Stempfley has served at both DHS and CERT, and now works for Dell's office of the CISO.
Managing Director, National Cyber Moonshot Inc: Tom Patterson is the Chief Trust Officer of Unisys, and served as the co-lead of the NSTAC's Cyber Moonshot working group.
We thank again those that provided crucial guidance to our Trusted Ecosystem workshop, as well as those that are helping with the new Cyber Education workshop.