Nick Fouriezos, Atlantic Council:
The White House is engaging in a “whole-of-society strategy” with its newly created Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), which set an ambitious agenda to diagnose and address the implications of everything from regional cybersecurity and quantum computing to Web3 blockchain technologies and sustainably expanding the tech workforce.
That was the message from Camille Stewart Gloster, the inaugural deputy national cyber director for technology and ecosystem security, who has been charged with crafting the scope of the office empowered to bridge a range of tech equities and help better define and grow a competitive tech workforce.
ONCD “is focused on moving us towards an affirmative vision of a thriving digital ecosystem that is secure, equitable, and resilient that we all can share in,” Gloster said at 360/StratCom, the annual government-to-government forum hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab).
This year, 360/StratCom focused on the work of civil society to ensure that universal human rights in the physical world are also protected in the virtual realm. Here are just a few of Gloster’s insights into the Biden administration’s approach, in a conversation with Safa Shahwan Edwards, deputy director of the DFRLab’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative.
The White House’s new deputy cyber director: Tech’s challenges are society’s challenges – Atlantic Council