the 4th annual Cyber Security Conference for Executives
Yesterday's conference at the Johns Hopkins University covered ground of interest to business leaders, especially with respect to the implications cyber risk has for their legal and contracting activities.
In his opening remarks, Anton Dahbura, Director of the Information Security Institute at the Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, reviewed his "Unlucky Top 13" list, an inventory of recent security horror-shows. He thinks these incidents (the Equifax breach being the one that's arrived with most éclat) may have induced the public to pay attention, and may finally be moving people away from what Dahbura called "the gazelle mentality," that is, the comforting thought that if you stay close to the herd, you'll be OK. (You won't.)
And Bob Olsen, CEO of event sponsor COMPASS Cyber Security, closed with some effective analogies security professionals can use to communicate with the business leaders they support. We'll have more detailed coverage of the discussions later this week.