Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at CERT-RO Virtual Conference

Thursday, October 22, 2020

In addressing cybersecurity experts at today’s Romanian Community Emergency Response Team (CERT-RO) virtual Annual Conference, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman thanked them for their work securing infrastructure, detecting threats, and immediately responding to cyberattacks. The Ambassador noted that only working together can we halt those who would use telecommunications to threaten our national security, privacy, economy, and human rights.

The Ambassador also took the opportunity to highlight recent events which illustrate the ever-growing ties between the United States and Romania, such as the signing of the 10 Year Road Map for Military Cooperation, the Intergovernmental Agreement on Cernavoda, the agreement with the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the signing of the 5G MOU.

On this last issue, the Ambassador reminded participants that we should only work with partners we can trust, cautioning that there can be no backsliding on the advances Romania has made in the last year to restore the rule of law. He warned that those who had participated in the relaxation of anti-crime laws and those who engaged in corrupt conduct “will not have our support.”

Read Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman’s full remarks.