The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews announced on May 1st he will be leading a delegation of 20 American companies on a Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Bucharest, Romania, and Warsaw, Poland between May 11-15, 2015, according to an official press release posted on the website of the Commerce Department.
According to the same source, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte will also participate in the mission.
The companies that will participate in the Cybersecurity Trade Mission are the following:
- 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.
According to the press release, this trade mission is meant to 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 is also meant to 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, quoted in the press release from the Commerce Department.
“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,” he also added.
The Commerce Department is the lead federal agency driving cybersecurity standards and policy initiatives that promote innovation and public-private partnerships.