Chicago Technology Expert Named To National Cyber Security Task Force

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Jerry Irvine, CIO/COO of Prescient Solutions becomes a member of the National Cyber Security Task Force

Cyber security threats are serious and growing. The safety and security of our online activities are critical to the economic health of our nation. Companies and municipalities large and small must take ongoing steps to keep their network operations safe and secure. I am honored to offer my expertise on this issue on a national scale.

Jerry Irvine, CIO/COO of Prescient Solutions, has been selected to join the National Cyber Security Task Force, a joint task force between the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Cyber Security Division and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • An objective of the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) is to implement a cyber-risk management program for protection of critical infrastructure and key resources including communications, energy, financial services, chemical and transportation.
  • Irvine, with other industry experts from across the country, will engage federal decision-makers on cyber security policy and share information and best practices related to IT security planning, preparedness and resilience.
  • The federal government cannot safeguard Internet security alone. According to the Cyber Security Working Group, a subsector of the Task Force, federal policymakers are factoring in the central role played by the private sector in developing any initiatives to strengthen cyber security nationwide.
  • About 90 percent of the nation's network infrastructure is managed and owned by the private sector, so a national cyber security framework must be balanced with private sector input and cooperation.

Quote attributable to Jerry Irvine, COO &CIO at Prescient Solutions

  • "Cyber security threats are serious and growing. The safety and security of our online activities are critical to the economic health of our nation. Companies and municipalities large and small must take ongoing steps to keep their network operations safe and secure. I am honored to offer my expertise on this issue on a national scale."

About Prescient Solutions:
Prescient Solutions is a virtual Information Technology services company that helps global business clients, local municipalities, schools and governmental agencies maximize technology resources and minimize IT expenditures. For more information, visit http://www.pswetakecareofit.com.

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