We live in an increasingly networked world where the successful function of our nation’s critical infrastructure depends upon a reliable and secure cyber domain. That network, unfortunately, is under assault. Any organization connected to the internet is vulnerable to cyber-attacks and liability for data breaches that affect customers leads directly to the C-suite …after destroying the careers of the CIO and CISO.
Key industries such as finance, communications, manufacturing and energy-and the industrial control systems that operate them efficiently-are the targets of daily cyber-attacks and espionage from nation-states, non-state actors and insider threats that have exposed dangerous vulnerabilities with potentially devastating impact on our nation’s security. These vulnerabilities require that industry, government, and academia work together to create better solutions, policies, and legislation to secure the cyber domain.