Connecting Information Security & Corporate Governance.
The infrastructure that allows everything from streaming movies and songs to international banking, commerce and satellite directed intelligence and defense is not as secure as it should be.
Some in government and business believe that cyber attacks are a certainty and that the best way to prepare for them is to adopt the same habits as “preppers” do, like hoarding food, gold and ammunition. But perhaps a more rational approach would be to view information security as both a technical and corporate governance issue. So this week, Ryn will describe some general guidelines for us around this issue and also talk about some specifics.
For example, foreign governments routinely try to break into the Department of Defense and have succeeded in some well-publicized attacks. In fact, just this week the U.S. Department of Justice indicted seven Iranians for conducting attacks on U.S. banks and even trying to shut down the Bowman Avenue Dam located in Rye Brook, New York. The FBI reported, “that basic cyber hygiene remains at the forefront of the battle against cyber attacks.”
Listeners will agree that this issue is so dense with others within it you could literally be peeling this back for months if not years. The technical overlap that occurs and intersects with our rights here in the U.S. to be ‘secure in our papers’, express ourselves even when our opinions meet scorn, and engage in commerce freely are those that would cause even Solomon to stop and think. Ryn shows that there is a way forward here, and with the leadership from her and advocates like her, we may avoid the same levels of fear and expense that comprised the Cold War and post 911 America.