Terry Roberts: Lack of trust between government and industry

Video: Following a fictional cyber attack war game at Washington Post Live's 2013 Cybersecurity Summit, former high level officials -- including former deputy secretary of Homeland Security Jane Lute, former FBI Cyber Division deputy assistant director Steve Chabinsky, former National Intelligence General Counsel Ben Powell and former deputy director of Naval Intelligence Terry Roberts -- offer real life lessons about the future of cyber attacks and defense.

As part of its 2013 Cybersecurity Summit, Washington Post Live convened leading national security officials, industry experts and journalists for conversations addressing cyber risks and the future of cyber defense.

Terry Roberts, former deputy director, Naval Intelligence; vice president, intelligence group, TASC


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I think there will always be a lack of trust for all the reasons we know between government and industry because if we come to government, we’re really laying our reputation and our crown jewels in their hands. All it would take — no offense — is one insider to leak that information at the wrong time and our company could potentially go down the tube. But if you have those trusted interlocutors — I think the FS-ISAC [Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center] is a good example — there are a lot of mechanisms in place.

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