Cyber Resilience and Data Ethics must be at the top of every Federal Leadership and Board agenda

The extremely fast growth rate of technology innovation, global interconnectivity, the explosive growth of the Internet of things (IoT) all open new exploitation vulnerabilities and attack vectors in the security of our societies. As most professionals are working from home due to COVID-19, it further allows perpetrators to access our home WiFis through a range of attack vectors, only to make their way to your work network through VPN or other sound connections. Moreover, Cyber criminality is growing at least as fast, and each and every hack undermines trust in the global systems that underpin our economies.
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Government departments and agencies at all levels should form meaningful partnerships with the private sector on cyber security because the government alone cannot secure cyberspace. Public-private partnerships are vital as they can integrate business and security interests to achieve the common good. This was attempted be accomplished through a range of Information Sharing and Analyses Centers ( ISACS), some of which were successful, but there is the heightened need to place ISACS on steroids so that can better share cyber threat intelligence information and in real time.
We are proud to champion cyber security as a means to protect and defend organizations, governments and private individuals collaborating across all entities, Effective cyber security promotes digital trust and provides the foundation for a function, Secure society.
The Tortora Brayda Institute Cyber Security Think Tank is divided into three councils: Technology Channel, Government and Defense. Each council runs in parallel and meets on a quarterly basis. At the start of the calendar year council members vote on the focus areas below. Tortora Brayda Institute for Partnership Excellence will provide council members with broad insights from expert panel research on focus areas, these will form the basis for the discussions and deliberations of the councils. The objective will be for the council to produce and publish a quarterly report outlining best practices and recommending actionable plans that would benefit the private and public strategy.
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Each council will also vote for four UN Sustainable Development Goals to discuss one at each quarterly session and brainstorm on how partnerships can help achieve the goals, and what each member can do to influence this success.

Government has a clear leadership role, but we will also foster a wider commercial ecosystem, recognising where industry can innovate faster than us. This includes a drive to get the best young minds into cyber security.

The Rt. Hon Phillip Hammond

MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

• Commercial operationalization of multi-vendor strategic alliances

• Leveraging joint channels

• Stimulate growth and business innovation in cyber security

• Promoting and deploying cyber security in corporations, consistent with the President’s EO and the NIST Framework

• AI and cyber security – The alignment, opportunity and go-to-market, and help to reduce the human capital needs and overcome the shortage in the Cyber domain though enhanced automation

• Operationalize the go to market for artificial intelligence and cyber security convergence

• Leveraging distribution for the long tail

• Successful white space penetration strategies through channel

• How distribution is adapting to the new normal

• Effective partner transformation: from on premise to subscription

• Broadening your partner ecosystem

• Making partner marketing work

• Cutting through the noise: standing out in your partner’s vendor portfolio

• Promoting and deploying cyber security in state government

• Working with government cyber security partners

• Working with private sector cyber security partners

• Reducing the gender gap in cyber security

• Reducing the Cyber personal Human Capital Gap in the Domain

• Protect cutting edge cyber security technologies from reverse engineering

• Support the government to develop partnerships within like-minded countries with industry, civil society, and other stakeholders to advance the cyber security agenda, human rights and Internet freedom globally

• Promote and accelerate international cyber security business by leveraging channel relationships

• Partnering between industry and academia to build and accelerate the effectiveness of new cyber security talent

• Providing fast tracking and funding facilitation for cyber security innovators

• Value proposition development, improve messaging for collaboration between Government and Industry

• Building trust in (public/private) partnerships

• How to slow down growth in the cybercrime black market and the Dark Web through partnerships

• Leverage FED/SLED procurement to stimulate innovative cyber security vendors

• Use compliant channel to build capacity and improve cyber defense within allies

• National security considerations in international strategic alliances

• Promoting and deploying cyber security in allied foreign governments

• Support commercial organizations in providing services and technology to allied governments

• Align private sector innovation with the needs of NATO

Tortora Brayda Institute for Partnership Excellence drives thought leadership by uniting in partnership the shapers of cyber security from government, industry and academia to shape the global evolution of cyber space in a manner that advances our conjoined economic and security interests.