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Cyber Security Trends and Threats

Created: 03 May 2013
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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to an esteemed group of people at the Fordham Law Center on National Security.  My topic revolved around the latest Cyber Security Trends and Threats, relying on stats from Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report (just released last month).  The link to the report is here: http://www.symantec.com/security_response/publications/threatreport.jsp

Areas of discussion included the rise in highly targeted attacks, increased threat to small businesses, ransom ware, and the Elderwood Project. Attendees ranged from venture capitalists, law firm partners, law enforcement officials, business consultants, policy analysts, among others.  This was a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and stress the importance of "shared responsibility".  We each have a role to play in protecting cyberspace so we can enjoy the privileges of a digital infrastructure while ensuring the protection of privacy, national and economic security interests.