09.21.18

Gardner Discusses Cybersecurity at Colorado's Coalfire

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) visited Coalfire headquarters, one of Colorado’s cybersecurity advisory providers, on Wednesday in Westminster. 

 

Coalfire Group
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Senator Gardner and the Coalfire team discussed several key issues in cybersecurity including:

  • Insights from Coalfire’s testing of voting systems/networks across 10 states, and recommended enhancements to voting processes moving forward.
  • The Internet of Things (IoT): deploying safe IoT devices across the federal government and how public/private sector partnerships can effectively work together toward enhanced global cyber security in an IoT connected world.
  • Coalfire shared their perspective on how best to enable consumer transparency around the security of IT products and services

“Having a whole of government approach to cybersecurity has never been more important, and visits with companies like these play an important role in helping to craft cybersecurity policy in Washington,” Senator Gardner said. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in a bipartisan fashion to ensure the federal government is doing everything it can as it faces an ever-evolving threat.”

“The entire Coalfire team was pleased to welcome Senator Gardner to our offices,” Coalfire CEO Tom McAndrew said. “We are very appreciative of his diligent legislative efforts around cybersecurity, among other critical initiatives, and we were pleased that he took the time to hear our thoughts on improving the end-to-end voting security process as well as secure government cloud migration strategies. We appreciated the Senator’s time and clear willingness to listen to our real-world experiences in working to mitigate these challenges.”

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.