US official: Romania became a leader in information technology; Romanian, the second language spoken in Microsoft offices

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Romania has already proved that it is a leader in information technology and it is no longer a secret that Romania is the second language spoken in the Microsoft offices around the world, Bruce Andrews, US Deputy Secretary of Commerce said at the Regional Cyber Security Summit taking place at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest.

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"I'm honoured to accompany these days to Bucharest a delegation including prestigious companies in the USA, from the IBM to Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. The US sees many opportunities in the further development of relations in the cybersecurity field with Romania. We want to create a much safer Internet cyberspace. One of the best ways to help Romania protect its networks is by continuing to implement new projects. Romania became a leader on the informational technology market. And, when I say this, I will give you just one example: here we have Bitdefender, a Romanian company that launched a revolutionary solution in cybersecurity named Box, strictly designed for domestic users. We already know that Romanian is the second language spoken in the Microsoft offices around the world," Andrews underscored.

The representatives of the US Commerce Department specified that, in order for the further development of partnerships with Romania, it is important to not have new laws that could stop innovation.

"There is enough room for growth in what the development of partnerships between Romania and the USA is concerned. That's why it is important to not have new laws that would prevent inter-operability and block innovation. The government and the industrial sector must cooperate smoothly. Cybersecurity is a place that can provide prosperity for both our countries," said the US official.

The Romanian Government, via the Ministry for Information Society (MSI), together with the US Commerce Department and the Commercial Service of the US Embassy to Bucharest over May 11-13 are organizing at the Parliament Palace the Regional Cybersecurity Summit.

Participating in the event there are 17 Central and South-Eastern European states, either members or non-members of the EU and NATO. These countries will present their policies in what regards cybersecurity and will approach new themes, such as threats and cyber vulnerabilities, the identification of opportunities for international and regional cooperation and they will have an exchange of good practices in the field.

The Bucharest Summit brings together governmental officials, companies and specialists in the cybersecurity field from both the public and private sectors in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, USA and Romania.

At the same time, the US Trade Department and the US Embassy in Bucharest's Trade Service are conducting a trade mission made of 20 US companies to present solutions they can offer in the field. AGERPRES

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