The MSB Cyber Security Council Visits American Cyber Actors
The latest policy developments, workforce competence, public-private cooperation, and the cyber threat picture were all on the agenda when the MSB Cyber Security Council travelled to Washington, D.C., in the beginning of November.
The purpose of the Council’s yearly study visit was to strengthen bilateral relations, deepen the Council’s understanding of key issues, as well as exchange lessons learned and best practice within the field of information and cybersecurity. As part of the trip, the delegation met the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). MSB and CISA already maintain a well-established relationship, and the visit further strengthened this partnership.
– The lessons shared between CISA and MSB will be invaluable for our ongoing work with current EU policies, the development of the Swedish cyber security strategy, and public-private cooperation within cyber security, explained Director General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka.
Sweden is praised for its work with societal resilience
During the meeting with CISA, Sweden received praise for its work with societal resilience. There was interest in learning from Sweden’s experience with Total Defense. The discussion also covered ransomware, the cyber threat posed by foreign states, and structures to facilitate collaboration between the public and private sectors.
Director General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka emphasized the need for government to work closely with the private sector as well as the importance of Sweden becoming a member of NATO.
Dialogue with other cyber actors
The rest of the week included meetings with a range of actors, including the American Chamber of Commerce, the Atlantic Council, George Washington University, Microsoft, and Palo Alto.
The MSB Cyber Security Council is comprised of the Chair Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Åke Holmgren, Head of the Department for Cyber Security and Secure Communications, and fifteen members who come from leading roles in Swedish government authorities, the private sector, and academia.
Latest reviewed: 28 November 2023