The Side Effects of a Society Craving Technology (ITSP Magazine)


For almost 30 years, I’ve had the privilege to defend some of the most important critical infrastructure organizations in the communications, critical manufacturing, information technology, and financial services sectors that touch people’s daily lives in some way.

Cybersecurity Commonalities across the Different Industries

We live in a technology-hungry society. In general, consumers are happy with the technologies that make their lives easier, but they don’t understand the risks and consequences that go along with technology. Cybersecurity is ingrained in almost every single industry and the commonality between them is that the adoption rate of technology continues to far exceed our ability to make sure there’s a viable level of safety.

That’s our responsibility – to help our businesses understand what those consequences are. Between the last decade, with the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT), and the next ten years in which we’ll see more machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics, the natural next step in this evolution is safety. The consistent message for the next decade will be around the fast rate of technology adoption versus safety and privacy. When push comes to shove, we tend to favor the technology over the safety.