President Obama on Friday called on Silicon Valley and corporate America to collaborate with the government on cybersecurity, and signed an executive order that would promote the sharing of information on threats or attacks between government and the private sector.
The number of payment options customers have today has created further opportunities for cyber hackers, leading companies to figure out how to solve the payment security problem.
Given that two out of three security breaches reportedly exploit weak or stolen passwords, password management is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns.
Between the lawsuits filed this week in the hack of the nation’s second largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc., and the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Friday, cybersecurity dominated the conversation this week in Silicon Valley.
Some experts worry that California law requiring reports on breaches will be weakened by President Obama’s push for a national standard.
Company executives and others who attended the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection are far from agreement when it comes to embracing the idea of information-sharing with the government.
International cooperation among law enforcement agencies is key to investigating cyber crimes, according to a panel of federal law enforcement officials and security network experts.
A research symposium suggested that while the human relationship with cyberspace will continue to strengthen, educating the cybersecurity workforce and addressing consumer privacy should be the focus.