Threat Management

Collaboration crucial amid mounting cyber threats against tech ecosystem

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly emphasized the importance of collaboration between the tech industry, consumers, and the government in strengthening U.S. cyber safety amid increasingly prevalent threats in the technology ecosystem, Yahoo Finance reports. "We live in a world of massive connections where that critical infrastructure that we rely upon is all underpinned by a technology ecosystem that unfortunately has become really unsafe. We cannot have the same sort of attacks on hospitals and school districts that we've been seeing for years," said Easterly during an interview at CES 2023. Such threats could be combated through sustainable cybersecurity, which involves the development of secure-by-design products and default activation of security settings in software offerings, as well as CEO's increased willingness to adopt good corporate cyber responsibilities, Easterly noted. "Cyber is a social good. It's about societal resilience. And my last message is that we need to fundamentally change the relationship between government and industry," said Easterly.

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