Mass. Cybersecurity Group Launches With White House Endorsement

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Cybersecurity in business has a conundrum, because if you're a utility company, a hospital, or a bank and you get hacked, it's not exactly in the spirit of competition to tell your rivals about how you were compromised.

On the other hand, sharing the information could lead to better preparedness for the entire industry.

On Monday, CyberMA, the Massachusetts branch of CyberUSA, launched with the endorsement of special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator Robert Joyce. The group hopes to recruit public and private businesses to share cybersecurity threats with each other, even in real time.

Rob Joyce said during the event: "I think that defense has to be perfect every day. And those who would seek to do us harm or steal our things only have to be successful once."


Phil Bond, executive director of CyberUSA and former under secretary of commerce for technology from 2001-2005. He tweets @phillipbond.

This segment aired on May 22, 2017.

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