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Former NSA Director: Public and private sectors must unite to prevail against advanced cyberattacks

At a public appearance this week in San Francisco, former NSA Director Mike Rogers called for the public and private sectors to form a united front against cybersecurity threats, noting that corporate and government cultures still "do not understand each other."

The former commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, Admiral Rogers is now an advisory board member of the cybersecurity-focused venture capital firm Team8. Rogers spoke at Rethink Trust, a private event held in San Francisco during the RSA 2019 conference.

"Expecting the private sector to literally withstand the focused efforts of entire nation states that are working in a very synchronized strategy way to attempt to gain advantage, I don’t think that’s realistic," said Rogers. "Likewise, going, 'Well, this is the government’s problem,' is not going to work. It’s our ability to team together that I think [is] one of our big challenges as I look to the future."

Bradley Barth

As director of multimedia content strategy at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for online conferences, webcasts, podcasts video/multimedia projects — often serving as moderator or host. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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