Takeaways from the 2015 Cybersecurity Forum in Atlanta

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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