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Thursday, March 4th, 2021

CISA unveils global international engagement strategy

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has unveiled CISA Global, the agency’s initial international strategy.

Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales shared the initiative during the recent Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) amid a fireside chat with BCIU President and CEO Peter Tichansky, detailing how the agency would work with international partners to fulfill CISA’s mission and create unity across mission areas.

“Today’s globally interconnected world presents a wide array of serious risks and threats to critical infrastructure,” Wales said. “There are no borders to the cyber risks we face, and now – more than ever – we must work together. CISA Global describes how we will engage with international partners to build CISA’s capacity and strengthen our ability to defend against cyber incidents, enhance the security and resilience of critical infrastructure, identify and address the most significant risks to critical functions and provide seamless and secure emergency communications.”

The strategy describes CISA’s international vision and identifies four goals, advancing operational cooperation, building partner capacity, strengthening collaboration through stakeholder engagement and outreach, and shaping the global policy ecosystem.

The agency is committed to promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure, interconnected world within a global, operational, and policy environment, officials said, envisioning an environment where network defenders and risk managers can collectively prevent and mitigate threats to critical infrastructure.