CyberUSA is a collaboration of states focused on a common mission purpose of enabling innovation, education, workforce development, enhanced cyber readiness and resilience – all while connecting the cyber ecosystem of the United States and its Allies. This non-profit “community of communities” is governed by its members, established to enhance information sharing between states and improve cyber resilience at all levels of participation – local, regional and national. CyberUSA provides a communication framework, a national summit and cyber related resources to communities across the United States.
CyberUSA is chaired by Governor Tom Ridge, the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security and Chairman of Ridge Global. Former US Commerce Undersecretary Phil Bond serves as executive director of the group, while former Symantec government relations executive Adam Rak serves as national policy director.
Four key principals guide the work of CyberUSA:
- Sustainable Funding
- Providing Resources for Situational Awareness (Multi-Sector & Multi-State)
- Increasing Opportunities for Education and Outreach
The group coordinates public and private efforts across different states and communities to ensure American leadership in cybersecurity by shaping the education, innovation and policy landscapes at both the state and federal levels.