WASHINGTON -- The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today welcomed Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoffs nomination of Greg Garcia to become the departments first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Telecommunications a position created by Congress 14 months ago in an effort to coordinate federal protection against cyber attacks.
BSA has worked with Garcia on a variety of projects including the National Cyber Security Partnership, a public-private partnership established following the 2003 White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the National Cyber Security Summit. This important partnership was developed to establish best practices and programs to better secure and enhance Americas critical information infrastructure.
We applaud the Secretarys nomination of Greg, and welcome the opportunity to continue our work together. Greg brings a wealth of knowledge to the governments cyber security program, as well as a deep understanding of policy and the know-how to get things accomplished in Washington, said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. He understands that government has a critical role to play, and his experience in the private sector provides a unique perspective on industrys critical role in strengthening our collective approach to protecting the data security infrastructure.
We support Gregs nomination, and we look forward to working closely with him in the months ahead, Holleyman added.