Cybersecurity experts acknowledge that a serious cyberattack on critical infrastructure would devastate our country. Yet, serious concerns exist about the resiliency of this critical infrastructure, owned mostly by the private sector. Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure can have a devastating impact not just on a single company but on an industry and the US economy. With efforts from entities such as US Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the government has taken a more proactive approach to cyber defense and protecting critical infrastructure. But it is enough? What are the current major problems with the cyber defense of critical infrastructure? What specifically needs to be addressed? What initiatives, legislation, activities, etc. are positively addressing this problem?
In this ITSP Magazine “The Cyber Society” podcast (the third in a special NTSC series), hosted by ITSP Magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sean Martin, listeners will learn about the definition of critical infrastructure, critical issues in protecting it, and the wider impact to national security during a conversation that spans nations, tech stack, and societal lines. Our expert guests include Juliette Kayyem, CEO and Co Founder at Grip Mobility / Security Analyst at CNN; Emilian Papadopoulos, President at Good Harbor Security Risk Management; and Mati Epstein, Head of ICS & IoT Security at CheckPoint Software.