Takeaways from the 2015 Cybersecurity Forum in Atlanta

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Here are some cool takeaways from the Cybersecurity Forum with Israel and the American South hosted by Baker Donelson at Georgia Tech. The conference was broad in scope and addressed a wide range of issues in Cybersecurity across people, process, and technology. Here are some of the most impactful sound bites from the forum:

  • Today, 76% of CEO’s are concerned about a breach vs. 59% of CEO’s in 2014
  • It takes an average of 200 days between a breach and when it is detected
  • Security cannot be subordinate to delivery/operations. The CIO and CISO need to be on equal footing, otherwise delivery trumps security every time.
  • Businesses do not know how to evaluate cyber-risk, which leaves them vulnerable
  • Insider threats are best mitigated from a technology perspective by limiting the amount of access to information available to each person
  • Social Media allows the coordination of cyber-attacks, which increases their scope and impact
  • Cybersecurity diversity is increasing, with the Internet of Things there are more targets, which increases the attack surface
  • Policy and legislation need to keep up with technology
  • Regulation will not solve the cybersecurity problem; however, it helps companies manage the risk
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