Keynote: Protecting and Defending Your Critical Infrastructure Against the Unknown Cyberthreats: The New Metrics
Keynote: Protecting and Defending Your Critical Infrastructure Against the Unknown Cyberthreats: The New Metrics

Critical infrastructure - energy, defense and transportation among the components - forms the backbone of a nation's economy, security and health. Hence, it is imperative to secure critical infrastructure elements, such as power grids, communication and finance.

State-sponsored attacks are gaining momentum and sophistication, and a persistent cyberattack on critical infrastructure could play havoc. The challenge, then, is to find new ways to mitigate risks emerging from rising threats to critical infrastructure. The most critical challenge for every region or nation is defining what critical infrastructure is, which needs to be protected at any cost. In addition, while in many ways organizations have created a glass house believing it to be secure, in most cases it is not resilient enough to protect against threats.

This session will discuss:

  • What's needed to protect and defend this critical infrastructure;
  • What global security guidelines to adopt while protecting the networks;
  • Why some classes of technologies could be implemented right away without having to go through some of the legacy challenges.


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