By Kacy Zurkus, Info Security Group – Oct 31, 2018
At today’s Securing the Enterprise Cybersecurity Conference hosted by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and BT Security in Cambridge, MA, industry experts joined together to discuss the challenges of the changing threat landscape.
Moderator Andy Ellis, CSO, Akamai Technologies, noted that the things attackers do today are not fundamentally different from what they were doing two decades ago. Given that, Ellis asked panel members what advice they would give themselves now after their years of experience in the industry.
“I was in data analytics and usability engineering when I started out in IT,” said Michael Figueroa, executive director at the Advanced Cyber Security Center. “One of the things that was most challenging in the past that many are still struggling with is that attacks haven’t changed much, but we often think that if we don’t solve ‘that’ problem today, the sky is going to fall. History has shown us that the sky isn’t falling.
“The advice I would give myself is to keep a strategic mindset of the problem of today within a broader perspective and don’t panic.”