The US Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews announced he will lead a delegation of 20 American companies on a Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Bucharest, Romania, and Warsaw, Poland on 11-15 May. Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte will also participate in the mission.
The trade mission will help US companies launch or increase their business operations in Central and Southeast Europe, specifically connecting them with businesses and government leaders in Romania and Poland. It will also introduce or expand the market presence of US cybersecurity companies with innovative products and services. According to Andrews, the trade mission is part of the commitment to combatting the growing threat of cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure in the US and among its European allies.
The following companies will join Deputy Secretary Andrews on the cybersecurity trade mission: Cask, Cisco Systems, Creative Information Technology, CSC, CyberPoint International, DataLocker, F5 Networks, Fidelis Cybersecurity, FireEye, General Dynamics Information Technology, Glimmerglass Cyber Solutions, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Information Unlimited, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Raytheon IIS and WhiteHat Security.
The Commerce Department is the lead federal agency driving cybersecurity standards and policy initiatives that promote innovation and public-private partnerships. In February 2014, Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Cybersecurity Framework, created through collaboration between industry and government, which consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. Many of the companies participating in this trade mission provided input to NIST for the Cybersecurity Framework, and will share experiences and best practices with businesses and government officials in Romania and Poland