Insights from the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
February 19, 2015
On February 13, 2015 President Obama addressed an intimate audience of security professionals at Stanford University for the first White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. Before signing an executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing he validated what many of us working in security each and every day know so well: “The very technologies that empower us to do great good can also be used to undermine us and inflict great harm”.
Security has become a heightened responsibility of CEOs and board members as business and political battles are waged via computers and malicious code to exfiltrate sensitive data and disrupt the continuity of our businesses. Threat vectors have expanded from routine hacktivists and insiders to Nation States with trillions of dollars in assets and skilled tech savvy recruits intent on successfully breaching their target. The loss of human life resulting from online vulnerabilities is a daunting reality threatening global infrastructures including power grids, transportation systems and health networks. The fact remains – no organization is immune.
Over the course of the full day summit, President Obama and his staff reinforced the importance of information sharing between private and public sector organizations in the fight against cybercrime. In the spirit of collaboration, Herjavec Group was honoured to be invited to participate in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO, along with Herjavec Group’s VP of Security Remediation Services, Matt Anthony, had the privilege of representing the interests of our firm and our customers at this monumental event.
Review Herjavec Group’s summary and insights of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection by downloading the document here.
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