MasterCard CEO Discusses Need for Public-Private Cyber Defense Efforts

November 30, 2011

In a Politico op-ed, Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga discusses the importance of public-private partnerships in leading national cyber defense initiatives.

Building public-private cyber defense

While Washington is focused on restoring fiscal balance, it is also necessary to do all we can to secure America's economic future - a future critically dependent on information security.

In the 21st century, the American Dream is coded in zeroes and ones. Sophisticated information systems are now embedded in every facet of our daily lives. Whether it is an electronic payment card transaction or a smartphone search for a restaurant, nearly everything we do depends on the smooth operation of secure information systems. 

View the op-ed in its entirety at Politico.