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Tom Leighton Talks Information Security with UK Minister

While in Boston to attend the 2012 BIO International conference, Rt Hon David Willetts, UK Minister for Universities and Science took a detour across the river to Akamai's Cambridge, MA headquarters.

Mr. Willetts' duties include responsibility for cybersecurity in the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and during his visit he was able to spend some time discussing with Akamai Co-founder and Chief Scientist Tom Leighton, as well as members of Akamai's public sector team, how government organizations can best protect their online assets.

The visit seems a natural extension of the work Mr. Willetts is doing back in the UK which includes overseeing the development of hubs to enable businesses to share information on cyber threats and a commitment to find new ways to bring businesses, academics and government together to exploit the latest security innovations. It'll be interesting to see how that effort unfolds.

Rt Hon David Willetts and Tom Leighton in the Akamai NOCC