Hurd to Tri-Chair Aspen Institute’s Cyber Strategy Group

January 8, 2018
Press Release
Leaders join forces to address nation’s cyber challenges

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, the new Aspen Cyber Strategy Group kicked off its inaugural meeting in hopes of developing implementable solutions for today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges. The group, founded by the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas, is tri-Chaired by U.S. Representative Hurd, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Information Technology, IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty and former White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa O. Monaco.  The Aspen Cyber Strategy Group will facilitate robust conversation between 35 experts from both the public and private sectors on how to best address today’s cybersecurity challenges.

“We are becoming more dependent on technologies each day, yet no comprehensive, nonpartisan group exists to keep up with the associated security implications across all sectors,” said Hurd, who has tirelessly championed IT modernization efforts in Congress and represents the growing technology and cybersecurity industries in San Antonio. “I look forward to working with my fellow chairs and members of the Aspen Cyber Strategy Group to help facilitate a productive discussion between CEO’s, lawmakers and academics that leads to concrete, tangible cybersecurity solutions that bolster information security and safety, without stifling innovation.”

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