Multimedia | September 19, 2018
Peter Altabef: Cybersecurity is National Security

The EastWest Institute's Global Vice President and cyberspace program chief Bruce McConnell speaks with Peter Altabef, EWI board member and chairman and CEO of Unisys Corporation. The two discuss the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the “Cybersecurity Moonshot” initiative, which is working to develop a robust set of recommendations for a broad plan for a safer, more resilient use of the Internet to deliver government and critical infrastructure services.

“We must take on cybersecurity with the same foresight, effort and intensity once reserved for national security,” Altabef argues. “Cybersecurity is national security.”

Altabef served as president and CEO of MICROS Systems, Inc., until its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. He previously served as president and CEO of Perot Systems Corporation, until its acquisition by Dell Inc. Following that transaction, he served as president of Dell Services, the information technology services and business process solutions unit of Dell.