Earlier this week, the adminstration released the long-awaited strategy to give U.S. banks, utilities and other critical infrastructure companies standards they can voluntarily use to secure their computer networks from hackers. Bu,t where is the incentive? How will this change the private sector and will it ever become mandatory?
Kiersten Todt and Roger Kressey, president and partner, respectively, from Liberty Group Ventures were contributors to the cyber framework discussion and spoke with moderator Allen Scott about the roll out and more.
Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.
Roger Cressey is a partner with Liberty Group Ventures, LLC. He most recently served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, supporting the firm’s cybersecurity practice in the Middle East. His government service includes senior cybersecurity and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. At the White House, he was responsible for the coordination and implementation of U.S. counterterrorism policy and managed the U.S. government response to multiple terrorism incidents.
Kiersten Todt Coon is President and CEO of Liberty Group Ventures. LLC. She develops and executes risk management strategies – including the creation and facilitation of tabletop exercises – for Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, quasi-public entities (i.e., sports stadiums), and institutions (i.e., multi- campus universities, hospitals). She also conducts cyber security gap analyses for public, private, and non-profit entities and develops relevant solutions.