Statement by Eric Wenger, Senior Director, Technology Policy, Government Affairs:

CISA’s new Cybersecurity Strategic Plan lays out a clear vision for how the federal government can better secure and defend U.S. critical infrastructure through close, persistent private-public sector collaboration. CISA’s plan correctly focuses on ensuring that critical technologies we rely upon in our daily lives are “Secure by Design and Default.”

Our shared goals include reducing the prevalence of vulnerabilities, cutting time to detection and mitigation of vulnerabilities, and decreasing the impact of incidents when they occur. Network resilience is a key aspect of this problem. As a founding member of the Network Resilience Coalition, Cisco appreciates CISA’s shared commitment to driving focused attention and investment in efforts to secure and maintain existing critical networked technologies.


Eric Wenger

Senior Director, Technology Policy

Global Government Affairs