The 2018 Cybersecurity State of the Union

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Jan 30, 2018
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The 2018 Cybersecurity State of the Union
January 30, 2018
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In early 2017, Paul Ferrillo and Chris Veltsos recorded a nine-part podcast series complementing their book release, “Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now.” Now, Paul and Chris are back for a monthly check-in to talk with IBM’s Mitch Mayne about current topics in security.

Just in time for the U.S. president’s annual address before Congress, Paul and Chris deliver their very own cybersecurity state of the union. In a nutshell, following the many headline-dominating cyber incidents and data breaches of 2017, the prognosis for security in the year ahead is not good.

In addition to reflecting on the current state of cyber affairs, they also answer a series of questions, including:

  • Who in a company is responsible for cybersecurity?
  • How do we  train, educate and incentivize employees to be a strong cybersecurity defense force?
  • When and how will there be a sea change in the way organizations prepare for and respond to cyberattacks?

Listen now to discover why Paul is pessimistic, why Chris is optimistic and what two pieces of advice they’d each give C-level executives looking to improve their organizations’ security posture in 2018.

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To stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity content, subscribe to the SecurityIntelligence podcast and listen to all the episodes in the ongoing “Deciphering Today’s Cyber Headlines with Mitch Mayne, Paul Ferrillo and Chris Veltsos” series. You can also read Chris’ recent blogs on NACD’s 2018 Governance Outlook and the WEF’s 2018 Global Risks Report.

Mitch Mayne
Editor in Chief, IBM Security X-Force Thought Leadership

Mitch is the Editor in Chief driving IBM Security X-Force thought leadership. He’s also the primary cyber-crisis communication consultant, working directly...
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