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2011-06-23 / General Stories

McCaul Receives National Award for Cybersecurity

Symantec Corp., a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions, awarded Congressman Michael McCaul (RTX) its Cyber 4 Award for excellence in federal cybersecurity policy, specifically recognizing his “strong leadership, innovative approaches and willingness to go above and beyond to make a difference”.

“It is an honor that Symantec has recognized my work on an issue of utmost importance to our national and economic security,” said Rep. McCaul. “With a few clicks of a mouse, our adversaries can bring down our power grids, financial institutions, and telecommunications lines. Anything tied to the Internet is vulnerable to attack, which is why it is imperative that we secure our federal networks. A cyber attack on the interests of the United States could cause grave damage to our critical infrastructure and greater economic damage than we sustained on 9/11.”

Congressman McCaul has taken a lead role in federal technology and cybersecurity policy. He is a co-founder and cochair of both the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and the Congressional High Tech Caucus, and is vice chair of the Speaker’s High Tech Working Group. He has been instrumental in raising awareness about proactively addressing cybersecurity, while embracing the importance of technology innovation and a strong public-private partnership to combat threats and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.

In addition to Symantec, Congressman McCaul’s leadership has been recognized by numerous associations representing the high tech industry. Since entering Congress in 2005, Rep. McCaul has prioritized the needs of the technology industry, understanding that technology is the key to opportunity and job creation in the United States.

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