How to survive the worsening cyber threat landscape
Don’t expect the cyber threat landscape to get safer anytime soon. That’s the message given by speakers at two recent Boston-based events. “By any measure you want to use, the trend line is going the wrong way,” said Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, speaking at the Cambridge Cyber Summit hosted by CNBC and The Aspen Institute. “Whether you look at breaches, whether you look at criminal activity, whether you look at nation-state activity, or even the sanctity of our elections, we’ve got to worry.”
That sentiment was echoed by experts from business, the cybersecurity industry, and government intelligence and law enforcement agencies. While the picture they painted was grim, all the speakers were optimistic that the situation would improve over time. The speed of that improvement, though, is dependent on organizations changing the way they approach cybersecurity.