As our world increasingly becomes digitally connected and enriched, it brings with it accompanying risks. We are seeing a trend of more cyber-attacks that impact the breadth and complexity of our daily lives. Cybersecurity responsibility grows with society’s embrace of new technology to include digital security, physical safety, and personal privacy.
In this Week’s Video Blog
I discuss how convergence in technology is driving cybersecurity to expand and cover ever widening domains. Digital attacks and research are already having impacts on the transportation, critical infrastructure, government, healthcare, finance industries and more. Change is inevitable and will bring a growing set of responsibilities for cybersecurity.
Every major industry is experiencing turmoil as they become more accessible across networks. The great benefits of connected technology come with risks.
Tech is a Tool
Digital connected technology is a powerful capability that can be used to enhance communications, productivity, and collaboration to enrich the lives of people across the globe. But those same tools can be used maliciously or by accident to cause harm. Protection from misuse is the domain of cybersecurity. It grows as technology proliferates.
Once only thought as information security, i.e. protecting data, cybersecurity is rapidly expanding to safeguard the important assets of our digital ecosystem including people and their prosperity. The expectations have surpassed Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity of digital security, to also play a role in physical safety and personal privacy.
“The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”
These growing expectations will bring new challenges and fuel more innovation. Attackers are taking advantage of windows of opportunity which will cumulatively result in a hailstorm of more incidents. These will be the driving force for investment and innovation leading to better security architecture, engineering, policies, processes, and behaviors. The field is changing rapidly. We must look ahead and move strategically. Those with insights to the future stand the best chance to be prepared in delivering optimal security as technology arcs into new usages, empowers greater efficiency, and connects more people across the globe. Cybersecurity is about to get much more difficult.
…Are we ready?
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