Posted at 1:06 PM
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews today announced he will lead a delegation of 20 American companies on a Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Bucharest, Romania, and Warsaw, Poland May 11-15, 2015. Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte will also participate in the mission.
The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business operations in Central and Southeast Europe, specifically connecting them with businesses and government leaders in Romania and Poland. It will also introduce or expand the market presence of U.S. cybersecurity companies with innovative products and services.
“This trade mission is part of our commitment to combatting the growing threat of cyber threats and protecting critical infrastructure in the U.S. and among our European allies,” said Deputy Secretary Andrews. “U.S. cybersecurity firms are world leaders, providing cutting-edge technologies, products, and services all over the globe. Through this trade mission, we will have the opportunity to share best practices and collaborate to combat and protect against cyber attacks, while strengthening bilateral ties with Romania and Poland, two strategic and economic U.S. partners in the region.”
The following companies will join Deputy Secretary Andrews on the cybersecurity trade mission:
- Cask, LLC – San Diego, Calif.
- Cisco Systems – Washington, D.C.
- Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI) – Falls Church, Va.
- CSC – Falls Church, Va.
- CyberPoint International, LLC – Baltimore, Md.
- DataLocker – Overland Park, Kan.
- F5 Networks – Seattle, Wash.
- Fidelis Cybersecurity – Waltham, Mass.
- FireEye – Reston, Va.
- General Dynamics Information Technology – Fairfax, Va.
- Glimmerglass Cyber Solutions – Hayward, Calif.
- Hewlett Packard – Palo Alto, Calif.
- IBM – Armonk, N.Y.
- Information Unlimited – Washington, D.C.
- Lockheed Martin – Oakland, Va.
- Microsoft Corporation – Redmond, Wash.
- Oracle – Redwood Shores, Calif.
- Palo Alto Networks – Santa Clara, Calif.
- Raytheon IIS – Dulles, Va.
- WhiteHat Security Ltd. – Santa Clara, Calif.
The Commerce Department is the lead federal agency driving cybersecurity standards and policy initiatives that promote innovation and public-private partnerships. In February 2014, Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the Cybersecurity Framework, created through collaboration between industry and government, which consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. Many of the companies participating in this trade mission provided input to NIST for the Cybersecurity Framework, and will share experiences and best practices with businesses and government officials in Romania and Poland.