Jen Easterly, the Director for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), discusses the urgent need for collaboration between hackers, government, and private sector to confront cyber threats and solve tomorrow's cyber puzzles before they become threats. She emphasizes the importance of transparency and information sharing, partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring the workforce is equipped with the right skillset and knowledge to protect against future threats.
- The internet is a global environment and internet problems are global problems
- The internet is becoming a contested environment with soft lines in the sand being drawn between rule of law countries and authoritarian countries
- The cyber and physical worlds are converging and must be treated as one integrated problem set
- Resilience is key in dealing with the increasingly complex cyber threat network
- Collaboration between hackers, government, and private sector is crucial in confronting cyber threats and solving tomorrow's cyber puzzles before they become threats
- Transparency and information sharing, partnerships and collaboration, and ensuring the workforce is equipped with the right skillset and knowledge are essential in protecting against future threats
Easterly shares her experience working at Morgan Stanley, where she helped build and lead their global cybersecurity fusion center to understand, detect, and respond to cyber threats and vulnerabilities that could impact the firm, its networks, clients, and reputation. She emphasizes the importance of building a system where you can detect activity as rapidly as possible, respond to it, and recover to mitigate risk to your business and the nation.