Critical Infrastructure Security , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Why Governments Should Give Incentives for Collaboration

Global Cyber Alliance CEO Philip Reitinger Shares Updates, Challenges
Philip Reitinger, president and CEO, Global Cyber Alliance

President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance Philip Reitinger shares updates on the organization's Internet Integrity and Capacity & Resilience programs, which aim to address key challenges of internet infrastructure, privacy and safety. "As we grow and as we work, we find more and more of our successes around partners," he says. "The real measure of success really is how many partners we're working with and who is using the platform."

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Reitinger predicts that cybersecurity problems will worsen in 2023 because risks and losses keep increasing. "Collaboration really is essential. This isn't a problem that anyone can solve alone … because the problems are so big that we can't rely on any one organization. We all have to work together. We have to align," he says.

There are still too many disincentives to collaboration, he says. Instead, he would like to see governments give organizations and people positive incentives. "Let's say: If you share information, if you do these things, if you're a part of this group, you have a liability shield as opposed to a liability imposed on you."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Reitinger also discusses:

  • Updates on GCA initiatives and collaborations in 2022;
  • The state of cybersecurity today and the challenges that lie ahead;
  • Goals for GCA in 2023 and beyond.

Prior to leading GCA, Reitinger was appointed deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate and director of the National Cyber Security Center in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In these roles, he led the department's efforts to reduce risks across physical and cyber infrastructures and coordinate public and private sector responses to cybersecurity incidents. Earlier in his government career, he was the first executive director of the U.S. Department of Defense's Cyber Crime Center, which provides electronic forensic services and supports cyber investigative functions. He also served as deputy chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was one of the first dedicated cybercrime prosecutors in the criminal division.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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