resilience

CyberResiliency: Government in the world of digital threats

Big shift in evolution of attacks with more involvement coming from nation states, activists and different groups

Cybersecurity Resilience: making sure that Government can prepare, mitigate, control and recover from cyberattacks (deliberate attacks where attackers are using digital technologies) or technology failures (accidental issues where outcomes are propagated using digital technologies).

Well, unless you were living under the rock somewhere for the last number of years, you know that some really serious people are using technology to fully or partially disable the operations of the Government. And as with any company or organization that is impacted by the cyber threats, every breach will cost you in the interrupted services, slow operations and finally, money. Cyber-crime will cost us over $2 trillion by 2019, according to Juniper Research.

Big shift in evolution of attacks with more involvement coming from nation states, activists and different groups

Starting about 3 years ago (~2012) Microsoft started to see a big shift where nation states and even terror groups started to get involved in cyber-attacks against the private sector. The attacks from these actors are brazen and in include the highest levels of sophistication. Their motives are different from what were seen in the past and they seem to be increasingly focused on damage and disruption rather than just mass IP theft. We’re truly in a new area where the costs of getting breached aren’t as fuzzy as they used to be. They are easily quantified and they are balance sheet impacting. Kaja Ciglic, Cybersecurity Strategist, Microsoft

There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who will be. Rober S. Mueller III, Former Director F.B.I. RSA Conference 2012

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