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    US Delegation to Join Cybersecurity Trade Mission to Romania, Poland

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    US Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews will lead a delegation of 20 American companies on a cybersecurity trade mission to Bucharest, Romania, and Warsaw, Poland on May 11-15, the Department of Commerce said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to the press release, this mission is aimed at collaborate to combat and protect against cyber-attacks.

    “Through this trade mission, we will have the opportunity to share best practices and collaborate to combat and protect against cyber-attacks, while strengthening bilateral ties with Romania and Poland, two strategic and economic US partners in the region,” Andrews said in the release.

    Criminal activity online is estimated to cost the United States about $100 billion annually, more than to any other country, according to a Center for Strategic and International Studies report released in 2014.

    US Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, Marcus Jadotte, along with representatives of several technology giants including Lockheed Martin, IBM, Cisco Systems, and Hewlett Packard will join Andrews.


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