Playing cyber defense is not enough to win
While the San Francisco 49ers are leading the NFL in defense, the New Orleans Saints currently hold the number one slot for total offense. In the overall league rankings, though, neither of those two teams rank in the top 10.
What’s the takeaway? Winning isn’t strictly about strong offense or impenetrable defense. NFL league leaders advance to the top because they know how to balance the two; they know how to play the game.
To address the growing number of attacks on the US government and private sector systems, President-elect Donald Trump’s cybersecurity plan aims to, “Develop the offensive cyber capabilities we need to deter attacks by both state and non-state actors and, if necessary, to respond appropriately.”