The following statement can be attributed to Paul Lekas, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association.
SIIA congratulates the Biden-Harris Administration and the education community on their partnership on cybersecurity for the nation’s schools. SIIA is proud to be a part of this effort, as we fully support ensuring a safe and trustworthy environment in the world of cybersecurity in education technology.
Many of our members participated in conversations with the Administration leading up to this event with several including Amazon, Google, and D2L announcing public commitments. The announcements today provide a transformative foundation to secure education’s online infrastructure. Innovation and government interest in the safety and security of technology and information industries is critical to support student needs, strengthen the U.S. economy, and protect U.S. national security.
We are pleased to support the efforts to get this initiative off the ground and will continue to engage in the work of protecting the privacy and safety of all learners.