Raytheon Company announced May 19 that the company is partnering with American University’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center to promote good governance in the preparation for, prevention and detection of, and response to cybersecurity breaches in cybersecurity research and education.
“Raytheon Company is a strong advocate for effective and substantive strategies for cybersecurity governance,” Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services President Dave Wajsgras said. “Teaming with academia is foundational to governance and thoughtful preparation. The KCGC is the right fit, as both of our organizations understand the global interdependence of cyber threats and the importance of strong defenses.”
“Raytheon understands complex cyber challenges and the value of investing in research and education to further cybersecurity expertise and capabilities,” KCGC Executive Director and Kogod Eminent Professor of Information Technology William DeLone said. “We greatly appreciate Raytheon’s support and value its ongoing collaboration.”
KCGC focuses on management, leadership and governance issues faced by corporate board members, C-level executives and IT leadership. It conducts collaborative, objective, multidisciplinary research related to cybersecurity governance and enterprise cyber risk management across business, legal, public and policy disciplines.
Raytheon provided initial funding to American University’s newly launched KCGC as part of its ongoing commitment to good governance in cybersecurity. Wajsgras will join KCGC’s research advisory committee and contribute expertise to the center’s workshops, symposia, research and educational programing.