Cyber security is widely growing and a serious concern as the threat landscaping is changing.
Brian Arellanes sat on a cyber security panel at the Q1 HITEC Executive Summit in front of approximately 400 leaders from many of the World’s largest companies. Also on the panel were Bob West, Chief Trust Officer, CipherCloud, Myrna Soto, CISO, Comcast and Alberto Yepez, Chairman of HITEC. The take away from this panel was that cyber security is widely growing and serious concern as the threat landscaping is changing. Now there are organized groups, including Nation States and Countries, terrorist organizations, and other groups attacking corporations, not just individual hackers. We must build layered security approaches, but it is critical to incorporate a security mindset into every role of the company, not just the corporate security group. This means training employees on better practices so that they can look for ways to help protect the company and customer info within their direct roles and functions. Lastly, it is important to protect the data by having a data centric view to ensure employee, customer, and corporate information is safeguarded.